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5 of the Most Bizarre Marital Laws from Around the World

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Marriages can break down for a number of reasons, but in some parts of the world divorce laws can be imposed for the strangest reasons. Here are our top 5:

1. Saudi Arabia

A woman has legal grounds for divorce if her husband fails to bring her fresh coffee every morning.

2. Samoa

In Samoa, it is technically legal for a woman to file for divorce if her spouse forgets her birthday.

3. Colorado

In the state of Colorado, an old law states that a man can be thrown into jail for scowling at his wife on a Sunday.

4. Australia

Traditionally, if an Aboriginal woman in Australia wanted to separate from her husband, she could try to persuade him – or she could just go right ahead and wed another man to immediately end her marriage.

5. Utah

Old laws in Utah state that when a man is with his wife, he is legally responsible for her actions.

By Claire Clark on 19 Nov 2015, 12:21 PM

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