Friday, September 12, 2014

Interfaith Marriages not Recognized in Indonesia Claim Petitioners

According to The Jakarta Post, a legal challenge was filed against Indonesia’s Marriage Law by five law school graduates on the grounds that the law is unconstitutional because it violates freedom of religion.

In the claim filed in the Constitutional Court, the five students argued that Article 2.1 of the Marriage Law forces couples to conduct a marriage according to only one religion’s traditions and also “forces everyone to apply religious teachings in order to get married.”
Chaninat and Leeds’ Thai divorce lawyers specialize in Thai and international cases with decades of experience in Thailand’s family courts.
Anbar Jayadi, one of the students, said, “We just find that this law has the potential to violate people’s rights to adhere to their chosen religion and to bypass religious wedding rituals.”

Read the full story here.

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