New law allowing polygamy passed

What you need to know:

  • In amendments that appeared more designed to serve the marital needs and assuage the financial fears of male MPs, the House watered down the Marriage Bill
  • Male MPs, who are the majority, united in support of a proposal to delete a clause in the Marriage Bill requiring consultation before another wife is married

The place of a woman in the family was weakened on Thursday when Parliament passed a law opening the floodgates of polygamy.

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