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    M264 - Forced Marriages Motion, TSR GovernmentThe House welcomes the news that "Forced Marriage" has been banned in the UK and now comes with a potential 7 year prison sentence. The House appreciate that more work needs to be done in educating children about male and female equality.
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    Aye, but increase the prison sentence and forget the 'educating' part.
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    (Original post by This Is Matt)
    Aye, but increase the prison sentence and forget the 'educating' part.
    I sort of agree, but the educating could still be useful :/
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    Completely agree with this motion, naturally.
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    If people are afraid of offending their "culture", if they say they must "respect" their parents, if they need to be integrated with a very extended family in order to even exist, if they are fearful of "honour" killings; - then how are these prosecutions going to be launched ?
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    (Original post by Old_Simon)
    If people are afraid of offending their "culture", if they say they must "respect" their parents, if they need to be integrated with a very extended family in order to even exist, if they are fearful of "honour" killings; - then how are these prosecutions going to be launched ?
    All it needs is some people to be brave enough to step forward, as has happened, and this will empower people everywhere.
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    Easy Aye.

    This should've been done a long time ago.
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    Has it recently been banned?:eek: but, of course, aye. I know that some illegal immigrants engage in marriage to remain in the UK.
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      While I agree with the motion, one must take care not to offend cultures and religions where it's customary for the family, namely the parents, to choose the future spouse of their children and these couple's generally don't meet until their wedding day, I see no harm in those kinds of marriages presuming the man and woman getting married consent, if either party doesn't consent then of course, lets arrest and charge those forcing the marriage.
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      (Original post by tehFrance)
      While I agree with the motion, one must take care not to offend cultures and religions where it's customary for the family, namely the parents, to choose the future spouse of their children and these couple's generally don't meet until their wedding day, I see no harm in those kinds of marriages presuming the man and woman getting married consent, if either party doesn't consent then of course, lets arrest and charge those forcing the marriage.
      How can the man and woman consent if they've never met?
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        How can the man and woman consent if they've never met?
        I thought this was obvious but clearly not, they consent to their parents, or a third party that's making sure it's all kosher, that they don't mind being set up, if one party doesn't consent then we should consider the marriage null and void, even if done abroad.
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        (Original post by tehFrance)
        I thought this was obvious but clearly not, they consent to their parents, or a third party that's making sure it's all kosher, that they don't mind being set up, if one party doesn't consent then we should consider the marriage null and void, even if done abroad.
        OK. I'm still not keen on that situation though.
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          (Original post by O133)
          OK. I'm still not keen on that situation though.
          Why not? It's most likely the only way we can respect cultures and religions where this is common practice while making sure that it's all kosher.
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          (Original post by tehFrance)
          Why not? It's most likely the only way we can respect cultures and religions where this is common practice while making sure that it's all kosher.
          I'm not sure a culture where bride and groom do not meet until they marry each other deserves that respect to be honest.
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          (Original post by tehFrance)
          I thought this was obvious but clearly not, they consent to their parents, or a third party that's making sure it's all kosher, that they don't mind being set up, if one party doesn't consent then we should consider the marriage null and void, even if done abroad.
          Consent doesn't necessarily apply if the familial pressure is as influential as you might expect.
         
         
         
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