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1 Eclectic Infidel  Mon, Jun 27, 2011 9:42:44pm
The Shura is also considering a draft law to grant Saudi citizenship to foreign husbands of Saudi women if they meet specific terms

Terms: Gotta be Muslim?

2 CuriousLurker  Mon, Jun 27, 2011 9:52:19pm

re: #1 eclectic infidel

Terms: Gotta be Muslim?

Heh, I'm 150% sure that's one of them.

Under the law, the marriage must be in line with Islamic rules and the couple must be free of any serious diseases, should not be drug addicts and the age gap between them must not exceed 25 years.

3 CuriousLurker  Mon, Jun 27, 2011 9:54:02pm

Hmm, the link to the full article was acting up. I changed it and it seems to be working now.

4 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 27, 2011 10:32:53pm

Lebanon is so liberal that they'll allow anyone to marry anyone--but you have to be the same religion, since there's no secular marriage available, so one of you needs to convert. They don't care which one, but you have to match.

5 CuriousLurker  Mon, Jun 27, 2011 10:38:12pm

re: #4 SanFranciscoZionist

That's interesting—I didn't know that. Thanks.

6 Flavia  Mon, Jun 27, 2011 10:42:54pm

re: #2 CuriousLurker

and the age gap between them must not exceed 25 years.

Oh, wow - I actually agree with the Saudi government! (Do I need to go shoot myself, now??)

7 CuriousLurker  Mon, Jun 27, 2011 10:48:09pm

re: #6 Flavia

Oh, wow - I actually agree with the Saudi government! (Do I need to go shoot myself, now??)

LOL, well, I have to admit I also agree with them on that part, so don't shoot yourself yet.

8 Gretchen G.Tiger  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 2:42:34am

Saudi's are our friends?

And, actually, I don't agree with the 25 year age gap thing. I don't think government should be involved in who marries whom.

9 researchok  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 3:32:26am

re: #8 ggt

Saudi's are our friends?

And, actually, I don't agree with the 25 year age gap thing. I don't think government should be involved in who marries whom.

I'm thinking Anna Nicole Smith...

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10 What, me worry?  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 7:07:43am

re: #8 ggt

Saudi's are our friends?

And, actually, I don't agree with the 25 year age gap thing. I don't think government should be involved in who marries whom.

This may be aimed at stopping Child Brides. Although 25 year difference is still too far a gap for that. It's not a problem exclusive to Islamic countries. It's done in India, too and elsewhere. I did a page about it here.

I'd like to get all excited about this, but mixed marriage is either someone outside a religion or ethnicity. The Saudis are only saying you can marry someone who isn't Saudi, but they still have to be Arab and most likely Muslim. But the article doesn't say.

And yes, CL, meanwhile the women are screaming to drive and they haven't budged. That would be something for sure.

11 What, me worry?  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 7:13:08am

re: #10 marjoriemoon

Scratch that. It doesn't stop child marriage or attempt to. It only says that an old coot can't marry a little girl, but a 30 yr old still can :(

12 reine.de.tout  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 7:14:00am

Well, I just got a kick out of the use of the term "spinster".
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13 Sheila Broflovski  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 7:48:33am

But, but, what about all those American/European women who marry Saudi men and then they move with their kids to KSA and the Saudi husband keeps their passports and won't let the American/European wife leave the country?

What about them?

Pam says there are thousands of them!

14 SidewaysQuark  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 8:52:40am

A baby step forward is better than the status quo.

15 CuriousLurker  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 2:07:10pm

re: #8 ggt

Saudi's are our friends?

Well, if pressed I'm sure I could think of a more accurate word to describe our ongoing relationship with a country whose repressive laws are in direct contrast to our own jealously guarded freedoms, whose women have zero political empowerment (PDF), whose hard-line religious zealots are still tolerated & their ideology exported, and 15 of whose citizens were responsible for the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history, but I'd really rather not.

16 Flavia  Tue, Jun 28, 2011 2:42:11pm

re: #9 researchok

I'm thinking Anna Nicole Smith...

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I'm thinking Doug Hutchison. At least Smith was an adult at the time!

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