2014 (Civil Law) Bar Exam Questions: Question 23

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After undergoing sex reassignment in a foreign country, Jose, who is now using the name of “Josie,” married his partner Ador. Is the marriage valid? (1%)

(A) Yes, the marriage is valid for as long as it is valid in the place where it is celebrated following Article 17 of the Civil Code.

(B) Yes, the marriage is valid if all the essential and formal elements of marriage under the Family Code are present.

(C) No, the marriage is not valid because one essential element of marriage is absent.

(D) No, the marriage is not valid but is voidable because “Josie” concealed her real identity.

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