I am 30 and just starting to think about possibly someday getting married

BUCHAREST, Romania  —  Human rights activists and Romanians on Tuesday condemned the arranged marriage of a 12-year-old Gypsy girl, saying it was illegal and a violation of human rights.

Ana Maria Cioaba, 12, was married off Saturday to Birita Mihai, 15. The reluctant bride once stormed out of the church during the service and later told reporters she did not consider herself to be married.

The marriage—which made the front pages of many Romanian newspapers—had been arranged by the girl' s father, Florin Cioaba, a self-declared  Gypsy king.

I wonder how big the dowry was? Glad she was smart enough and spunky enough to declare it a shill marriage.

~ by kinshay on 2003-09-30.

 
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