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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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This Note will discuss the variations in state child marriage laws and argue that such variations create loopholes that increase the vulnerability of children, especially young girls, to coercive and forced marriages.
Free Patriotic Movement MP Alain Aoun said all 29 members of the FPM-led Strong Lebanon bloc, the largest in Parliament, could be expected to vote in favor of a civil marriage law if a vote were held now.
Deputy Jane Stephens, Policy & Resources Committee member, said: 'The current Marriage Law was written almost 100 years ago and, while it has been updated over time, it remains restrictive and in our view out of keeping with the needs and expectations of a modern community.
The Ministry of Women's Empowerment and Child Protection has urged Parliament to prioritize amending the 1974 marriage law to raise the minimum age for females to marry to 20 and for males to 22.
As for the second point about the Marriage Law as 'projects of modernity', the author argues that it has failed, and discusses the consequences of its failure.
The officials cite a loophole in Alabama's marriage laws that says that probate judges may issue marriage licenses but that they aren't required to.
Activist Nada Trigui believes that the timing of the marriage law reform is destined to distract Tunisians and the international community from alleged abuses under Essebsi's leadership.
Nigeria's popular Muslim leader, Emir Sanusi II, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria has said that his emirate is working with Islamic scholars and the respected Bayero University to draft a new marriage law.
"The decision on the amendment took into account that the marriage law has as its main object the establishment of procedures to be followed for the conclusion of civil marriage, although at the same time provides for the recognition of the state of religious marriages committed in our country, in any event, according to the rules of the Greek Orthodox Church or of religious groups recognised by the Constitution," the announcement said.
In 2004, the Cherokee Nation's marriage law did not have gender-specific language, and two Cherokee women, Dawn McKinley and Kathy Reynolds, easily obtained an application for a marriage license.
This unanimous vote allowed the island, an autonomous Danish territory, to celebrate same-sex weddings with the approval of Greenland's Bishop, who has welcomed the arrival of a gender-neutral marriage law.
After the 18th Amendment, the issues of religious minorities and their family matters became provincial subjects but the Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies passed resolutions allowing the federation to legislate Hindu marriage law.