For a nation that claims to follow the Abrahamic god, even though they’re misguided enough to believe the Koran rather than the One True Writ,1 the people of Yemen are no more respectful of the millennia-old sacred tradition of marriage than are a bunch of rainbow-flag-waving fairies out on Castro.
What’s got my knickers in a knot? The utter disrespect Yemeni families are showing to the vaunted and holy institution of marriage by enabling divorce without contest, based merely on the asinine “fact” that one of the partners in the marriage is, technically, prepubescent.
[Nine-year-old] Arwa is the youngest of three Yemeni girls who recently went to court complaining they were married against their will and asking for divorce — an astonishing display of defiance that has prompted the government to review its law on early marriage.
Naturally, it’s feminism that’s at the core of this,2 though we can’t rule out the possibility of a lurking Homosexual Agenda or two as well.
With any luck the supporters of CA Prop 8, AZ Prop 102 and FL Prop 2 will troop over there and show those Yemeni whiners a thing or two about the sanctity of marriage.
1. Principia Discordia.
2. Because, of course, it’s only the girls who seem to have an issue with the whole arrangement. Figures! Sheesh.
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