Marriage laws Unwed couples forced to marry by end of 2017

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You have to get married for your own protection

Burundian President, Pierre Nkurunziza, has signed a new law in which all unmarried couples will be forced to wed by end of 2017.

He believes that the law will help protect women and create a more moral society.

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According to Al Jazeera, unwed couples (such as come we stay couples) will have to legalize their relationships through marriage by the church or state by year's end.

The government believes that a legal document will help protect women and children in the event of inheritance disputes.

However, most citizens believe that this law infringes on their rights and their beliefs and customs.

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In any case, how are you supposed to get married in 2 months when you weren't even planning on it?

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