Chamber of Deputies votes to ban child marriage, bill moves to the Senate

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The Chamber of Deputies approved on Wednesday, 19 November 2020 in two consecutive readings the bill that modifies Article 144 and repeals Article 145 of the Civil Code, regarding the age requirement for girls to marry in the Dominican Republic. Articles 144-145 authorize child marriage for girls older than 15 years and who have parental and judge approval.



The bill now goes to the Senate of the Republic.



During the debates, four deputies presented amendments to the bill presented by Jose Horacio Rodriguez of Alianza Pais-National District.



Of the four proposed modifications, only one, made by deputy Pedro Botello, was rejected. This one sought to penalize men who brought a minor home to live in a “free union.



One of the approved amendments incorporates into the bill fines of 50 to 100 minimum public sector salaries and a lesser penalty...

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NanSanPedro

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Is there anything about cohabitation with a minor as most people don't formally get married.

I thought that was the only thing that was voted down. Not sure why.

Of the four proposed modifications, only one, made by deputy Pedro Botello, was rejected. This one sought to penalize men who brought a minor home to live in a “free union.
 

CristoRey

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I thought that was the only thing that was voted down. Not sure why.

Of the four proposed modifications, only one, made by deputy Pedro Botello, was rejected. This one sought to penalize men who brought a minor home to live in a “free union.
This is about "child marriage" as the big money boys like the IMF, IDB and the UN
are not favor of them wedding/ bedding the youngsters (at least not publicly)
but rest assured the small money boys (Dominican men) certainly are and will
continue doing just that.... and now they'll be doing it with less financial obligations
as laws do not change cultures.
 

Chirimoya

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Every policy-maker has been clear that for any legislation to be effective it has to be accompanied by practical work on the ground with children, young people, parents and families.
 
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