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Chamber of Deputies eliminates child marriages from Civil Code

The Chamber of Deputies eliminated all language from the Civil Code that permitted legal marriage of minors. In the Dominican Republic anyone under 18 years is a minor.

The deputies agreed with the conclusions of a report developed by the Justice Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, presided over by Henry Meran, that spelled out the injustice and imprudence of allowing such civil unions.

This change in the code was one of 43 amendments to the Civil Code made by the Chamber of Deputies, after having received the legislation from the Senate.  The bill now returns to the Senate that had earlier approved it. The Senate now needs to review the changes made by the Chamber of Deputies and vote to accept the amendments.

The Civil Code has been under review in Congress for the past 17 years.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

June 3, 2017

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