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V1282 - The Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2017 Watch

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    V1282 - The Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2017, TSR Green Party



    A BILL TO



    Raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 years

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—


    1: Minimum age of marriage

    (a) The minimum age of marriage shall be raised to 18

    (b) No person shall need the permission of parents, legal guardians, or in the case of the Royal Family, the Sovereign, in order to marry.

    2: Extent, Commencement and Short Title

    (1) This Act extends to all of the United Kingdom.

    (2) The provisions of this Act come into force upon Royal Assent.

    (3) This shall be cited as the Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2017

    Notes

    Since the minimum age of marriage was last set in 1929, the compulsory minimum age of leaving school or other education/training has been raised four times, and since 2015, is now 18. A person aged 16 or 17 is unlikely to be able to work sufficient hours to pay for rent, basic essentials and in any other way afford independent living.

    Most marriages where one person is 16 or 17 tend nowadays to be where the younger person is a woman, in cultures where education of women and general treatment of them falls short of modern UK expectations. By requiring parental consent, this makes them more vulnerable to arranged/forced marriage, to certain forms of modern slavery, and is probably only granted with marriage between a man and a woman. So to raise the age to that where a person is legally an adult may prevent certain forms of ill-treatment or modern slavery, and avoid a form of indirect albeit unintentional bias against same-sex couples.

    The ending of the Sovereign's permission for some members of the Royal Family is to make them on an equal footing with other people, and removes the final part of needing permission from a parent.
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    I agree with s1(a) of this Act, however I find it hard to agree with s1(b). The fact that s3 of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 states that only six of the persons next in line for the throne needs to ascertain the Sovereign's permission to marry. Not to mention the fact that this bill doesn't repeal said section within said act. I think it would be a mistake to repeal this section of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

    As a result of what I stated above, I will be abstaining.
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    (Original post by Wilhuff Tarkin)
    I agree with s1(a) of this Act, however I find it hard to agree with s1(b). The fact that s3 of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 states that only six of the persons next in line for the throne needs to ascertain the Sovereign's permission to marry. Not to mention the fact that this bill doesn't repeal said section within said act. I think it would be a mistake to repeal this section of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.

    As a result of what I stated above, I will be abstaining.
    Abstaining for top reason, though, it would depend on situation.
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    The winning argument of the debate on this was that the bill serves no real purpose or function. Abstaining on those grounds.
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    Aye



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    (Original post by Gladstone1885)
    Aye



    Silly rakas
    You wasted 5 seconds of my life as well
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    Agree with raising the age. However, the bill is flawed by not dealing with the Sovereign Act. Nay.
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    Very marginal aye. Don't really give a ****.
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    If you happen to be online I believe you can vote on this.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    frankielogue
    If you happen to be online I believe you can vote on this.
    closed!
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    One Aye has been removed due to a double vote in Seat 37.

    Order!
    The Ayes to the right, 18.
    The Noes to the left, 11.
    Abstentions, 15.

    I think the Ayes have it! The Ayes have it! Unlock!!
 
 
 
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