Myanmar bill limits women’s right to wed non-Buddhists

Myanmar’s parliament has approved a law that would regulate marriages between Buddhist women and men from outside their religion.

The move by legislators was condemned by activists and human rights groups, who said the law was passed under pressure from hardline Buddhist monks.

The bill is one of four known as the Protection of Race and Religion Laws, which have been criticised as discriminatory by rights groups. It mandates that Buddhist women register their intent to marry outside their faith, and that they can be stopped if there are objections.

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