Great news from Saudi Arabia. Really great news. A Saudi court has ruled that a 60-year old Saudi man cannot have sex with his 8-year old wife.
Ahhh, but don’t break out the champagne quite yet. The court didn’t annul the marriage nor condemn the marriage nor even raise an eyebrow over the marriage. It just said the old geezer couldn’t violate the girl until she reached puberty.
Justice Minister Muhammad Issa said he wanted to end to the “arbitrary” way in which Saudi parents marry off underage girls. But he said nothing about outlawing the practice. Not a word.
This brings up a few questions for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
Is this one of those international laws you want to use as precedent in American law? If you’re not following the United States Constitution, how do you determine which international laws to follow and which ones to ignore? Will your choices as “arbitrary” as those of the Saudi judge? And finally, are you really as friggin’ uninformed and un-American as you appear to be?