The rationale behind the judgment is that the form of the marriage certificates issued by the Local Governments bearing the words “Local Government Unified Marriage Certificate” does not comply with the stipulations in Form E of the Marriage Act for a Marriage Certificate.
A marriage contracted in accordance with Islamic law can be dissolved through a number of ways. Just like customary marriage, an Islamic marriage can be dissolved either judicially or through extra-judicial means.
All of these types are legal marriages and all are equal in legal character with none superior to the other. Both Islamic and customary marriages are polygamous in nature (one man, many wives) while statutory marriage is monogamous in nature (one man, one wife).
Marriage is a sacred institution recognized and respected by the law, hence, the law ensures that its sanctity is preserved and in the sad event that its sanctity is violated by a third party, there exists some remedy in damages against such third party in favor of the aggrieved party.
We are also sure to see some proposals on social media especially with the rise in dramatic public proposals. This is not to throw a dampener in the celebration of love but some of these promises might get broken; a promise to marry for example.