Iraqis angered by draft law proposed by Shiite-led government to legalize child marriage

  • by: SAMEER N. YACOUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 14, 2014 - 8:08 AM

BAGHDAD — A contentious draft law being considered in Iraq could open the door to girls as young as nine getting married and would require wives to submit to sex on their husband's whim, provoking outrage from rights activists and many Iraqis who see it as a step backward for women's rights.

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