Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Marriage market

In an effort to make sure the marriage market is two-sided, British Law Aims at Preventing Forced Marriage

"A British law went into effect Tuesday that allows courts to prevent someone from being forced into marriage -- a move that comes as governments across Europe confront immigrant practices that sometimes clash with more liberal values...
"It is not a crime in Britain to force someone into marriage. But the practice often includes offenses such as abuse, assault, rape and kidnapping...
"Under Islamic law, consent is required for marriage, but forced unions do occur, especially in the more conservative and traditional countries of the Middle East."

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