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Yemen cleric: fight draft law banning child brides

April 24

The Catholic Church doesn’t have a choke hold on perverse thoughts on sex.

Yemen’s most influential Islamic cleric vowed on Saturday to gather a “million” signatures to protest a draft law banning child brides, in an increasingly vocal showdown against the country’s weak government which needs the support of powerful religious leaders to hold onto power.

The issue of child brides in Yemen has attracted broad international attention, most recently when a 13-year-old girl bled to death earlier this month after her 23-year-old husband allegedly tied her down and forced her to have sex with him.

via The Associated Press: Yemen cleric: fight draft law banning child brides.

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  1. June 22 10:58 am

    Have your cake and eat it kind of a dillema. What should today’s brides do? Have a expensive reception or save for a house? I would take the second any day

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