What is the best age to get married?

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September 13, 2017 3 comments

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In many Western countries, society has shifted further away from the idea that people should get married and have children as soon as possible. Other matters take priority. Perhaps you want to establish yourself in your chosen career. Or maybe you want to travel the world and put a few miles on your soul. It…

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Tunisia pushes for ‘radical’ marriage law changes

September 6, 2017 0 comments

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The Tunisian government is going ahead with plans that would radically change the country’s marriage and inheritance laws. President Beji Caid Essebsi has announced that these changes include allowing women to marry non-Muslims and to give them equal inheritance rights to men. He said it was the government’s duty to “to achieve full equality between…

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Child bride seeks end of underage marriage in UK

September 4, 2017 1 comment

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A girl who was married at 14 has urged the British government to outlaw the practice for 16 and 17 year olds. Born and raised in Afghanistan, the girl was only 13 when her family told her that she had been engaged to a relative of hers who lived in London. She was bitterly opposed…

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Oxford newlyweds in hunt for marriage certificate

September 2, 2017 1 comment

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A newly married couple in Oxford have launched a city-wide hunt after their marriage certificate went missing. The two scout leaders married last Saturday at Queen’s College, Oxford, and were about to fly off to New York for their honeymoon when they were informed about the certificate’s disappearance. The document had been kept in a…

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Thailand offers women foreign marriage classes

August 30, 2017 0 comments

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The Thai government is now offering classes to women who want to marry a foreign spouse and move abroad. These courses will be offered by the country’s Social Development Ministry and comes in response to a growing acceptance of interracial marriage in Thailand. As a result, some women see such unions as an opportunity to…

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Men are ‘marrying up’ more than women

August 29, 2017 2 comments

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Men are now “marrying up” more than women, according to a new study. This term applies to those who marry someone who is better educated and better paid than they are. Two American researchers have found that men are increasingly marrying up as more women earn high level degrees and find jobs that pay very…

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The challenges of an interracial marriage

August 28, 2017 0 comments

family law

For all the progress that society has made in the last few decades in becoming more tolerant and accepting, there are some things that continue to be seen by some as controversial. Interracial marriages, while increasingly common, can still be seen as unusual. So what are the biggest challenges of marrying someone from a different…

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Arranged marriage renewed in shopping mall

August 19, 2017 0 comments

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A couple who underwent a rare Western arranged marriage 19 years ago have renewed their vows after the husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. David and Elizabeth Weinlick were married in June 1998 at the famous Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, after meeting just moments before. The unconventional match was a social experiment staged…

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Lebanon ditches marriage loophole for rapists

August 17, 2017 0 comments

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The Lebanese Parliament has abolished a law which allowed rapists to avoid punishment for their crime if they married the victim. Article 522 of the Middle Eastern country’s penal code stated that men who had committed rape, statutory rape or kidnapping could have their prosecution or conviction suspended under this condition. Unsurprisingly, this law has…

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