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dimecres, 15 de juny de 2016

"Nadie que viene aquí tiene derecho a poner su cultura o sus creencias religiosas por encima de nuestras leyes"

Alemania quiere frenar la poligamia

DEUSTCHE WELLE.- Justice Minister Heiko Maas has promised to clamp down on polygamy, preventing Muslims in Germany from maintaining multiple marriages. "No one who comes to us has the right to put their cultural roots, or their religious beliefs, above our laws," Maas told Tuesday's edition of "Bild" newspaper. "For that reason multiple marriages cannot be recognized in Germany."

Though polygamy is already outlawed in Germany, the newspaper alleged that German authorities "often look the other way" if a Muslim migrant brings several wives into the country. Maas said that there needed to be a crackdown on arranged marriages, especially if underage girls were involved. "We have to assess this very carefully," he said. "We cannot tolerate forced marriages."

In fact, the legal circumstances are already fairly clear. Polygamy is not only illegal in Germany, it is a criminal offense, and authorities cannot register more than one woman as a wife to the same man, migrant or not. Neither the "Bild" newspaper nor the Justice Ministry elaborated on what measures could be implemented to limit polygamy.
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