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Forced Marriage to Be Outlawed: Parents Face Jail for Coercing Their Daughters Into Wedlock | Mail Online

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The Home Secretary will promise a sweeping crackdown after warnings that up to 8,000 young women a year are pushed into wedlock without their consent.

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Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 7:51 pm

Maria V (60)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:33 pm
Great News! I hope other countries also out law it!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 11:16 pm
great news Cheers Vivien

Caroline S (78)
Friday June 8, 2012, 12:24 am
Great news

Jane H (0)
Friday June 8, 2012, 12:49 am
Good news - get on with it - the medical problems these young women face having babies when they are too young are horrendous - fistulas, tears and incontinence , let alone the trauma of having sex when so young to some aged goblin

Glenn B (197)
Friday June 8, 2012, 1:33 am
It's about time there was a law like this.

Anna M (18)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:40 am
the parents who force their children into marriage should be prosecuted for prostitution

Suzanne L (99)
Friday June 8, 2012, 6:50 am
No one should be forced into a marriage. This is akin to slavery.

John B (185)
Friday June 8, 2012, 11:37 am
Vivien, thanks for posting the Mailonline article by James Chapman. Wouldn't be a bad idea if the DOJ initiated an investigation here in the US to see if that isn't a problem here with the ulra-orthodox Muslim community like they did with the breakaway LDS sect in Utah. Read and noted.

Terri Hughes (416)
Friday June 8, 2012, 1:19 pm
Thanks Vivien. This is great news. NO ONE should be forced to marry!!!!

Stan B (123)
Friday June 8, 2012, 1:37 pm
This legislation is long over due. Politicians and others have known for a long time that this disgusting practice has been going on, especially among the Muslim population, but chose to turn a blind eye until now.
Thanks Vivien.

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:09 pm
Thats great news thanks for posting

Beth S (330)
Friday June 8, 2012, 2:12 pm
You're are so right, Stan. It's been about time for a long time!!! If I were a little Muslim girl, I'd be screaming about going back "home" for a school holiday, because it usually means two things: they're going to become a victim of Female Genital Mutilation and/or forced marriage.

And John B., you are so right, too. The DOJ SHOULD initiate and investigation on this issue, but it ain't gonna' happen while Obama and Eric Holder are in their present positions.

Carmen S (611)
Friday June 8, 2012, 3:38 pm
thanks VIvien for sharing this great hews

pam w (139)
Friday June 8, 2012, 9:13 pm
Last year, 1,468 forced marriages were investigated by the authorities but experts believe the true total is as high as 8,000 a year.

++++++++++ OUTRAGEOUS! If you're going to move to a Western MUST adopt their culture. I don't care if your country of origin treats women like dry goods and chattel---Western culture must NEVER "tolerate" this sort of thing. "Political correctness" be damned!

Edith B (146)
Friday June 8, 2012, 10:35 pm
This is great news, hope it happens in the U.S. too.

Robert Hardy (68)
Friday June 8, 2012, 10:36 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday June 8, 2012, 11:38 pm
It is good news, yes. But one might wonder why it's taken to long to produce legislation on something that's been crying out for attention.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 3:55 am
I'll believe it when I see it.

Promises from a politician?? When was the last time you fell for that?

Justin M (2)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 5:36 am
Noted. Good to hear.

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 8:31 am
Forced marriage is something no-one should have to endure, and people who live in a country with no tradition or culture of forced marriage (as opposed to arranged marriage) should stick to the tradition of the country they live in.

Jim P (3257)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 9:39 am
Excellent news!

Read that a girl was 5 years old and into a forced marriage! 5 years old!

Ty, Vivian.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 10:26 am
Thankyou for posting this article!!!

LoĊ•raine Butcher (92)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 11:05 am
Hmm, pardon me for my distinct lack of excitment. Another law which will be impossible to enforce - oh bravo. Maybe we need a new law forbidding discrimination too! How bout one legislating equality? Ya .. exactly.

Thank you for the story. (apologies for the cynacism, but ...)

Orange Blossom (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 11:24 am
Good luck enforcing that! Women are property and unfortunately are going to be treated as such. It sucks. Their families and the men they are indentured to should be stoned. Might end that labored ritual more quickly than Homeland Security.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 2:17 pm
About time!

. (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 2:36 pm
This is very much a move in the right direction but I am not that sure how easily it will be to prove force. If it is a question of a girl being beaten (or tortured) for refusing to marry then that is a clear cut case but what about if the girl's parents resort to far less obvious forms of coercion such as the mother crying, or telling the child how she will destroy the family if she doesn't marry, that will be a much harder case to manage.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 6:18 pm
It is nothing more than legalized pedophilia. A license to to sell kids and rape little girls. The legal age for 'marriage' in Iran is 9- soon to be the same in Egypt. What with this and female genital mutilation, slavery and stoning for adultery we are looking at a very evil turn of events for women's rights and protections. We have so-called feminists agreeing to this affront to human dignity and human rights because they don't want to be labeled 'racist' - WTF is wrong with these women that they don't protect their sisters?

Angela N (0)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 10:26 pm

Florence Eaise (132)
Sunday June 10, 2012, 12:53 pm

alicia m (97)
Tuesday June 19, 2012, 6:00 am
noted, gracias
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