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French Court Over Turns “Virginity Lie” Verdict

A French appeals court over ruled a decision by a lower court which allowed a Muslim male to get a divorce on grounds his wife lied about the fact that she was a virgin. The couple married in 20006, but the man was furious to learn his wife was not a virgin and demanded a divorce. A court in the northern town of Douai granted the annulment on grounds the woman, in effect, by lying regarding her past sexual history ended the marriage. The appeals court held virginity was not “a condition posed for their union.”

If every marriage between a Muslim man and woman allowed sexual adventures prior to the marriage there would be few marriages since men are not necessarily virgins on the marriage date. Perhaps, someone can explain why men don’t have to be virgins but women do? The only logical answer is religion gives men rights that are not accorded to women.