Saturday, March 19, 2011

Good For George Macintosh

He makes sense. May the Canadian authorities do as he says: scrap the ban on the polygamous freedom to marry and prosecute forced marriage and other real crimes.

A lawyer appointed to represent parties seeking to scrap the polygamy law has rapped the authorities for failing to prosecute cases of child rape and sexual exploitation.

And George Macintosh suggests in written submissions filed in B.C. Supreme Court that a new criminal law to crack down on forced marriages should be enacted.

He points out that the marriage ban actually makes it harder to uncover and prosecute child abuse because the witnesses are afraid of the authorities.
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