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Test to determine the presence of sickle cell anemia
Domestic Relations (DOM) CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 3
§ 13-aa. Test to determine the presence of sickle cell anemia. 1. On
and after the effective date of this act, such test as may be necessary
shall be given to each applicant for a marriage license who is not of
the Caucasian, Indian or Oriental race for the purposes of discovering
the existence of sickle cell anemia and notifying the applicant of the
results of such test.

2. No application for a marriage license shall be denied solely on
the ground that such test proves positive, nor shall the absence of such
test invalidate a marriage.

3. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any person who
refuses to take such test because of his religious beliefs.