Proposed Marriage Amendment aimed at preventing forced underage marriages

Underage couples would need court approval to marry under a private members’ bill that aims to crack down on forced marriages.

National List MP Jo Hayes said she believes forced marriages between teenagers are “slowly creeping into New Zealand society” and that the problem exists primarily in Pacific and Asian communities, where parents can pressure a young girl into marrying an older man for financial security. Continue reading

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