In a landmark ruling, the Shoura Council of Saudi Arabia has banned the marriage of minors, Arab News reported Friday.
The council’s speaker Abdullah Al-Sheikh approved the law that called for banning marriage of all children at a recent session of the council.
The ruling was approved by a two-third majority.
After the decision, Shoura Council member Latifa Al-Shaalan tweeted her approval of the council’s decision, calling it “a good step forward that was not easy to reach.”
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