Friday, June 13, 2008
I've posted previously about 82-year-old Adelfa Volpes marrying a 24-year-old man, but today the BBC reports an Egyptian case where a 92-year-old man has been banned from marrying a 17-year-old girl. The marriage was prohibited under a law which states that the age gap between spouses should not exceed 25 years, designed to prevent wealthy men from the Gulf states seeking poor young Egyptian brides. I suspect that many in the West would be outraged by such a law, but at least the man was spared Adelfa's fate. Perhaps he is now looking for a 67-year-old maiden.