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Proposed Controversial Law In Iraq Would Allow Men To Marry 9-Year-Old Girls

NPR: Iraq Debates Law That Would Allow Men To Marry 9-Year-Old Girls
“…[A] proposed law [in Iraq] … would rewrite the rules for matters such as marriage and inheritance according to Shiite Islamic law. Most controversially, the law, proposed by former Justice Minister Hassan al-Shammari and passed by the Cabinet, would consider girls adults and thus ready for marriage at nine years old…” (Fordham, 5/13).

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