“Local media quoted officials as saying the site would launch in the next few days and promote long-term marriages among the under-30s who make up 55 percent of Iran’s 77 million people.
There are strict prohibitions on sexual contact before marriage in the conservative country, but that can be circumvented under the Shiite form of Islam practiced in Iran by “sigheh,” or temporary marriage, under which a couple can contract matrimony for as little as an hour.” * The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur & Ana Kasparian break it down.
*Read more here: http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-to-set-up-official-marriage-site/
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