When a Catholic wants to marry in the Church, we ask both parties if they have had any previous marriages.
If the Catholic had an illicit marriage outside the Church they must fill out a “lack of form” case that requires two witnesses.
Let’s say that either the female or the male contracted a “same sex civil marriage” but decided that they were actually heterosexual and divorced.
Now they present themselves for a Catholic marriage. Does the Catholic party have to fill out the “lack of form” paperwork to clear up any questionable and/or invalid marriage?
Inquiring minds want to know.