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Mormons are forced to marry an American

December 15 2005
08:22

A woman claiming that a teenager was forced to marry, is suing the leader of the fundamentalist "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons).

This church came after the Mormons renounced polygamy. Mormons still practice polygamy. The leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 49-year-old Warren Jeffs, is in the federal wanted list for a number of charges.

The woman, named in court papers of "M. James has filed a lawsuit against him. It requires that Jeffs, who built her marriage with a man much older than her, to reimburse her moral damage.

From 6000 to 10,000 Mormon fundamentalists living on the border of Utah and Arizona. In recent years, many of them resettled in Texas. According to their doctrine, polygamy - a prerequisite of salvation and glorification "of believers in heaven. Warren Jeffs makes all the marriage ceremony.

AP news agency could not figure out how old MJ. At what age she was married, and how many years at the time was her husband, who in court papers called "S. J.. It is also unknown how many children the plaintiff. Her lawyer, Roger Hoole argues that such secrecy is necessary to protect the honor and dignity of its doveritelnitsy, reports Sedmitsa.Ru.

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