Boy, 15 and girl, 14 get court approval to marry - ASEAN/East Asia - News Summed Up

Boy, 15 and girl, 14 get court approval to marry - ASEAN/East Asia


JAKARTA: A 15-year-old boy and 14-year-old girl in Bantaeng, South Sulawesi, have received permission to attend premarital counseling by the regency’s Religious Court after they insisted on getting married. The young pair tried to register their marriage at the local Religious Affairs Office (KUA) last week, but were turned down. The teens then appealed to the Religious Court, which exempted them from having to meet the standard marriage requirements. They returned to the KUA with the court’s decision and the office could not refuse them this time, Syarif said. The girl said her mother had died a year ago and her father was often away from home for work.


Source: The Star April 17, 2018 00:45 UTC


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