Germany will no longer allow migrants to have multiple wives or child brides, the justice minister has said.
Heiko Maas told German newspaper Bild that no one has the ‘right to place their cultural values or religious beliefs above our laws’.
There has been increased concern over polygamous marriages in the wake of a rise in the number of migrants arriving in Germany, many from Muslim countries.
While polygamy is already banned in Germany, many officials ‘turn a blind eye’ to migrants who arrive in the country with more than one wife, the newspaper reports.
This is also true of forced and underage marriages.
Mr Maas told the tabloid: ‘We need to look very carefully. Forced marriages, we can not tolerate, and certainly not when underage girls are involved. [643 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 4087 votes] They were allowing child brides?! That makes me sick to my stomach. What a terrible country Germany has become.
[2ND 3132] When will the UK follow suit.
[3RD 2918] When you become a resident and take the oath of citizenship you agree that the law of that country is now your law. If you are a guest then honor your host for the hospitality/asylum as long as you are staying in that country. It only makes sense. Return to your homeland if that doesn’t suit you.
[4TH 2324] Why was it being allowed anyway. And child brides why was that allowed that is just wrong on so many levels. How soon before that would been allowed here too?
[5TH 2098] Look out, common sense is beginning to break out in Germany!
[6TH 1665] The man talks sense but whether it happens or not is another matter
[7TH 1541] What took you so long? [Daily Mail] Read more