The move comes after reports of so-called ‘child brides’ within the Danish asylum system. Photo: Alenaza Motaeva/Iris
The sole reason for the law is due to Muslim settlers coming into the country with young girls as ‘wives’.
Denmark bans marriage for under-18s
The bill also states that minors who were married abroad will not have their marriages recognized by Denmark.
The action is seen as a response to an Integration Ministry report from last year that revealed that there are 27 minors in the Danish asylum system who have spouses or registered partners. According to an earlier report in Metroxpress, female asylum seekers as young as 14 had entered the country married to men who are ten or more years their elder.