Monday, November 12, 2012

Condemn Child Marriage

"Every year hundreds of Iranian girls under the age of ten are forced to marry even though it’s illegal. There is a mounting online international campaign in opposition to legislation pending in the Iranian parliament. This legislation would make it legal for girls between the ages of 9 and 13 to be married off by their parents without the consent of a court. This petition urges UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, who is working to end the practice of child marriage, to publicly oppose the proposed Iranian law."

Comment: If this bit of legislation passes in Iran, it shows how backwards they really are.

"Fundamentalism means never having to open your mind".

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