[Lawyer’s interpretation of a 20-year-old girl with mental disabilities to marry an old man: Whether the marriage is effective depends on the girl’s perception of marriage]
On February 28, it was reported online that an underage girl in Henan was married to a middle-aged man. It is reported that the woman is 20 years old and the man is 55 years old. The two only held a wedding without receiving a marriage certificate. In this regard, lawyer Huang Xiong stated that marriage must satisfy the principle of complete voluntariness. If the girl cannot express her wish to marry, the parents cannot make the marriage decision on behalf of the child, and cannot be forced or arranged. Marriage that does not meet the conditions of marriage is suspected of violating the Marriage Law, and the marriage can be revoked. (Boiling point argument)
[Civil Affairs Bureau responds to a mentally retarded girl marrying the elderly: if there is no capacity for civil conduct, it is an invalid marriage]
Recently, Zhumadian, Henan. Video of “mentally disabled girl” marrying an elderly person circulated, and onlookers said that the girl was a blessing. On March 1, the Civil Affairs Bureau of Zhumadian stated that people with low intelligence may not be granted a marriage certificate or be an invalid marriage depending on the circumstances. (The Paper)
[55-year-old man responded to marrying a young girl with mental retardation: the other parent did not ask for a gift, just let me be nice to her]
The marriage of a 55-year-old man to a young girl with intellectual disability in Biyang Gaodian Town, Zhumadian, Henan Province, triggered heated discussions among netizens. On the afternoon of March 1, Zhang Moumou, the man in question, responded to The Paper and stated that he was 55 years old this year, and the girl was 22 years old, and he had reached the age of marriage. Both families of this marriage have agreed. The two parties have simply hosted a banquet, and have not yet applied for a marriage certificate. They plan to go to the town to apply for it tomorrow. In response to the message that the girl’s parents received 10,000 yuan in gift money from the man’s family, Zhang said that he originally wanted to give the girl’s parents 10,000 to 20,000 yuan in gift money, “but they don’t want it, don’t forget it, and say that as long as I treat the girl Just be fine, take good care of her”. As for why the girl was crying in the online video, Zhang said that she was not familiar with her when she came to his home for the first time, “recognizing her birth.”
Zhang Moumou told The Paper that the girl’s disability is more serious and she “cannot speak and cannot walk.” He had gone out to work a few years ago, but because his 80-year-old father was in poor health in recent years and was bedridden for many years, he had to go home and earn a living by farming. Now that I have to take care of girls, I can’t go out to work, and my life is under pressure.
According to an earlier report by The Paper, it was reported online that a young “mentally retarded” girl in Zhumadian was married to an older man. The online video showed a young woman and the man wearing hi-flowers on their chests. The woman cried from time to time while sitting on the chair, and the man wiped her off. In the video, a woman said, “Normal people do not have this kind of treatment yet. How kind the groom official treats you…Don’t cry, don’t cry, you’re at your new home, don’t cry.” Zhumadian Women’s Federation responded Said that the local public security, civil affairs, disabled people’s federation and other departments are checking. (The Paper)
[Officially, it is not true that an elderly man from Henan marries a minor girl. 55-year-old groom: he will live a lifetime for a 30-year-old bride]
Recently, a video about “an old man marries an underage girl as his wife in Gaodian Town, Biyang County, Zhumadian City, Henan Province” has been circulated on social networks. On March 1, an official in Zhumadian, Henan, responded to reporters saying that after preliminary investigation, the incident was a misunderstanding caused by the bride’s “baby face” and was an untrue statement. Mr. Zhang, the 55-year-old bridegroom, told reporters that the newlywed wife is 22 years old and the marriage has been approved by the woman’s parents. “I am very happy to be married. Although my wife is mentally disabled, I will treat her forever.” (Upstream news)
On March 1, the director of the local police station stated that the woman’s household registration indicated that she was 20 years old. In other cases, the civil affairs department is investigating. Some media learned from the Propaganda Department of the Zhumadian Municipal Party Committee that the local area has noticed the online video transmission, and multiple departments such as the public security, civil affairs, and women’s federation have intervened in the investigation.
On March 1, Zhumadian, Henan. On February 28, it was reported online that an underage girl married a middle-aged man. In the video, a suspected underage girl kept crying, and the man wiped her tears with a tissue. The suspected girl’s mother was wearing a red dress and looked happy. On March 1st, @ swirl video learned from the Propaganda Department of Zhumadian Municipal Party Committee that the relevant local departments are verifying and investigating the situation.