Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ten Year Old Will Be Fifteen When Marriage Is Consummated

Her husband will be sixty-nine. Lucky, lucky girl. Not! Honestly I cannot even fathom not having a choice about who you marry or having a father that basically sells you. Just too much for me... The man, "who has already paid a SR100,000 dowry to the father of the girl and signed the marriage contract now says he would wait until the girl is 15 to complete the marriage."


  1. I am at a loss at to what to say about this...............assuming that her husband lives, what sort of life will this girl have.

    What will happen if her husband dies? Can she remarry?

    The father wants to be put into jail for doing this.

    Gill from Canada

  2. I was pretty much at a loss, as well, Gill. Did you read the article by any chance? It said that some girls and boys reach maturity at 9 and 11, so it makes them of age to marry.


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