The Salon II

Thursday, March 23, 2006

France raises marriage age limit

Am I alone to think that it was about darn time?
BBC NEWS | Europe | France raises marriage age limit: "The French parliament has raised the age at which a woman can get married - from 15 to 18 - as part of a package to combat domestic violence.

The law, which aims to prevent forced marriages, makes the age limit the same as that for men.

Tougher penalties for marital rape and assault will now be extended to partners and ex-partners in general.

MPs also backed measures to counter sex tourism, child pornography and female circumcision.

It will also become an offence to confiscate travel or identity documents to prevent a partner leaving.

The law on theft is also being amended: until now it has been impossible to bring theft charges against one spouse stealing from another. "

1 Comments:

  • I am soooooooo ashamed, Ali !
    I didn't even know the legal age limit was 15 !!!!
    But yes, this is definitely good news, I can't believe it took all that time !
    Did you know that a law preventing french women from wearing trousers is still valid ?
    http://admi.net/mail/pantalon.8Mar04.txt

    By Anonymous Michoko, at 6:33 AM  

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