Legislative Solutions to Prevent Discrimination of Muslim Women in Marriage & Divorce (MoJ)

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July 2015
Letter sent to Lord Chancellor Michael Gove MP urging him to consider legislative changes to prevent discrimination against Muslim women in marriage and divorce - particularly making civil marriages compulsory before religious marriages can take place and amending the Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002 so that a judge can also withhold finalising the civil divorce until a Muslim woman receives her religious divorce from the husband (as the current law only applies to Jewish women.

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