Does any one think that arranged/forced marriages should be made ilegal?

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  1. lou2212 profile image62
    lou2212posted 7 years ago

    Does any one think that arranged/forced marriages should be made ilegal?

    This type of marriiage is taking the freedom of speach away from human beings.

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    Starmom41posted 7 years ago

    of course it should be illegal.
    no one has the right to make this decision for anyone else.

  3. lou2212 profile image62
    lou2212posted 7 years ago

    i totally agree and have produced a hub on it, check it out if you wish to.

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    JThomp42posted 7 years ago

    Yes it should be illegal. Marriage is supposed to be between 2 people who love each other and want to spend their lives together. Arranged marriages is such an injustice for both involved.

  5. jlpark profile image83
    jlparkposted 7 years ago

    Arranged - no, it shouldn't. (I'll explain in a minute)
    Forced - Yes, it should be illegal.

    Why shouldn't Arranged Marriage be illegal? Because there is a difference to arranged and forced. Arranged, as long as you have the option to decline - both the male and female - for any reason such as sexuality, having fallen in love with someone else prior to the time the marriage was arranged for, abusive history - no sense in marrying a douche, MASSIVE age difference, underage marriage etc.

    Often, culturally, people are betrothed to a person from birth, and they do get to know them - if they don't want to, it should be okay to pull out.  IF they don't have the option to pull out - it's forced marriage, and tantamount to rape.

    Why do I think this, given I come from a country and culture that arranged marriage is NOT done? Because I understand that there are cultural reasons for this - and they don't just pick the prospective partner in a random fashion - they put thought into it, who would suit their child etc. I have a friend who's sister was married in an arranged marriage - and they are perfectly happy. However, she was arranged as well - but able to choose whether she went with them...and if she didn't - that was fine.

    On the original question - errr, arranged marriage isn't taking away the right to freedom of speech - That doesn't make sense.


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