Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The Moroccan Justice Ministry has announced that the number of polygamous marriages in that country dropped from 904 in 2004 to 841 in 2005. The drop was attributed to the introduction of family law in that country in 2004, which made it more difficult for a man to marry several wives. Under the law, a man is allowed to marry up to four women, but must now obtain his first wife’s consent before marrying another. Source. Asharq Al-Awsat, aawsat.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited June 14, 2006, reo).