A French court in Lille, France has annulled the marriage of a young Muslim after the husband discovered on his wedding night that his bribe was not a virgin. The French court agreed that the lack of virginity was sufficient for an annulment in a decision drawing considerable criticism in France.
The case involves an engineer who is reportedly in his 30s who married a student nurse in her 20s in 2006. During the wedding night, the husband came downstairs in the family’s home to complain that she was not a virgin and thus could not proudly display the blood-stained sheet that is traditionally exhibited as proof of the bride’s “purity”. He went to court the next day and received an annulment after the woman admitted that she lied about being a virgin. The obvious question is the annulment element. If the man wants a divorce over the desire to have a medieval display of a blood soaked sheet, so be it. However, to annul the marriage places the state in an uncomfortable position of enforcing such traditions. Yet, some lawyers quoted below see this as simply a matter of a misrepresentation of a critical element to the marriage. It raises some interesting questions of the use of the state to enforce religious views. Couples often may mislead each other about their wealth or health. (Both my wife and I thought we were marrying well). Yet, one could see other religious-based misrepresentations being grounds for divorce, such as a misrepresentations that someone is Jewish or Muslim in a devout family. At the end of the day, most people would feel more comfortable with the use of divorce rather than annulment in such cases to avoid the state-enforcement of religious beliefs or traditions. There is a call to change the law in France after this controversy.
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4 thoughts on “Lille Lie: French Court Annuls Marriage After Muslim Bride Found to Not Be Virgin”
please help me I need to report a wedding that is going to take place in france lille or roubaix the person is still legally married
DO NOT HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH NON VIRGINS, unless or otherwise she is known to be married before or has been widowed. The likely hood is your whole life will stay miserable. Reason being the “non virgins” can not get over their first fucker. It will remind them of it all there life’s existence. It will haunt you with mistrust, constantly being weary of activity and or lack of interest to you and personality. Take a look at most society these days being so corrupt. It has a direct correlation to outer marriage sexual relation. That when husband finds out of the wife not being virgin. And yet have child together. There lies a lack of parenting. Fault being on the “non virgin” virginity being broke via the male who participated.
Good luck to you all
Re: I know nothing about this man’s culture, so coming from a Western world I find it really hard to believe that they were having sex with the family downstairs during their wedding party”
Which is the problem with so many people in the Western world. This a practice of many cultures across the world.
Look it up.
Hello! (I just blogged about this too).
I read a FOX article about this, so maybe my details are different form yours:
Who applied the sheet to this situation? Was it the man himself, or was it the media? I know nothing about this man’s culture, so coming from a Western world I find it really hard to believe that they were having sex with the family downstairs during their wedding party. Did she confess to it while he was upstairs? Did the media apply a sheet to the situation because of other bakward stories that involved one?
I don’t think that it was wrong for the man to divorce her over this. He was lied to about her sexual history. People would be outrage if men were allowed to sleep around and then pass themselves as a virgin.
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