“Well, it was a civil contract between a man and a woman that was normally sealed by a religious ceremony.” It is a civil treaty and also an economic partnership. This municipal service, he explained, is part of the “civil contract” offered by the municipal democrats. Marriage became a civil contract, although no divorce was foreseen. John Seldon once suggested that marriage was nothing more than a civil contract. Marriage is a psychic condition, not a civil contract, not a license. He rejects the idea that sovereignty is, in one way or another, close to property, and even makes marriage a matter of civil treaty. The Commission stated that the civil law contracts awarded to Agusta did not meet these criteria. . . .