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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Shadi Sadr
Iran lawmakers passed a measure — in a bill aimed at protecting the rights of children, no less — that allows for men to marry their adopted daughters, so long as the girls are at least 13 years old.
"This bill is legalizing pedophilia," said Shadi Sadr, a human rights lawyer for Justice for Iran, a legal group headquartered in London. "It's not part of the Iranian culture to marry your adopted child. Obviously incest exists in Iran more or less as it happens in other countries across the world. But this bill is legalizing pedophilia and is endangering our children and normalizing this crime in our culture."