POLYANDRY: Bill to Allow Women to Marry Two Husbands, Is Under review.

The new green paper for the Marriage Act was issued that not only creates legislation that would legally recognise Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Rastafarian marriages, but will also legalise polyandry.
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Polyandry Couples: Bill to Allow Women to Marry Two Husbands, Is Under review

The new green paper for the Marriage Act was issued that not only creates legislation that would legally recognise Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Rastafarian marriages, but will also legalise polyandry.

They have published this 67-page policy document in the hopes that South African law will finally give recognition to these marriages, seeing as the current laws are discriminatory and this new legislation will create equality.

Polyandry couples. Photo Credit:New York Post

The department maintained that although these proposals would rub some people the wrong way, they are standing firm in their belief that these changes should be made.

"This is the beginning of a crucial public discourse that will re-define the concept of marriage in South Africa. The process will unearth issues that may make some of us uncomfortable, but will encourage dialogue within the South African and international communities." - Department Of Home Affairs Tweeted

Even parliament saw a heated debate when Al Jama-ah party leader Ganief Hendricks made some comments about polyandry that got DA MP Natasha Mazzone fired up!

Natasha Mazzone in turn did not mince her word's as she fired back:

"I would like you to refer to what the last speaker, who I will not refer to as honourable, has just said. He was insulting to every woman in this country regarding the rights of women to have multiple husbands and the rights of men to have multiple wives. In this day and age, in the year 2021, to think that a public representative of this country would dare stand up in the parliament of SA and say something like that is an absolute disgrace. I want it referred to the ethics committee and may I say that the only woman in this country who would possibly feel that way is his wife". - Natasha Mazzone Tweeted