Proposed new legislation in Sweden will address the issue of having young females forced into marriage in order to cater to the whims and desires of their parents. Goran Lambertz, who heads the government task force on this subject, makes clear their goals. “We want to criminalize child marriage and forced marriage. It should be a punishable offense to take a child out of the country and marry them off there.”
The issue of forced child marriage is important because in some African and Asian societies this is the norm. Mom and Dad get together with another Mom and Dad and decide who gets married and when. This might lead to parental happiness, but they are not the ones getting married.
Gee, I wonder how Mitt Romney stands on child marriage?After all, his grandparents believed in polygamy and in those days, young girls were married off –in the name of God, I assume!