Iran bill allows men to marry adopted daughters

In Iran girls under the age of 13 can still be legally married, but it requires a judge’s approval. — File Photo

Published 2013-10-04 12:08:18

According to a story published in The Guardian, Iran has passed a law, which if approved by the Guardian Council, would allow men to marry their adopted daughters once the child reaches the age of 13.

Human rights activists have expressed dismay that the bill opens the door for men to use the law to marry their own adopted daughters if the court rules that it’s in the interest of the child.

In Iran girls under the age of 13 can still be legally married, but it requires a judge’s approval.

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