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Indonesian court upholds ban on interfaith marriages

June 25, 2015

The Constitutional Court of Indonesia has upheld the nation’s 1974 ban on interfaith marriages.

The nation’s bishops, according to AsiaNews, supported a change in the law. In the world’s most populous Muslim nation, the prospective marriage of two people of different religions often entails the conversion of the non-Muslim spouse.

The court also upheld a provision of the 1974 marriage law that established the minimum marriage age for women as 16; activists who challenged the law sought to raise the age to 18.


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