Forced-marriage parents face jail time in UK under new laws

Parents who force their children to marry in England and Wales could be jailed under planned new laws.

Home Secretary Theresa May said forced marriage was an “appalling practice” and criminalising it would send “a strong message that it will not be tolerated”. It is already illegal in Scotland.

An estimated 8,000 young women a year are forced into marriages.

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