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Now, You Can Legally Marry A Dead Person In This Country!

You Can Marry A Dead Person In France… Legally!

There are many bizarre stories and incidents that are apt fodder for curious souls. And today we have got something which is super strange. There is a country where you can legally marry a dead person, provided you should prove that the dead person had the intention of marrying you.

Once you get a special permission to marry the dead person, you can go ahead and recite your vows! This country is currently the world’s capital for posthumous matrimony. This country is none other than France!

Yes, there have been instances in France where women and men alike have married their dead boyfriends and girlfriends.

In 2010, Magali Jaskiewicz and her partner Jonathan George decided to get married and raise their two children together. However, just two days later, George was killed in a car accident.

Magali Jaskiewicz appealed to the French President for a posthumous marriage. She had enough evidence to prove that Jonathan George had the intention of marrying her. Hence, in 2011, her appeal was accepted and she tied the knot with her deceased fiancé.

Such a law is very beneficial to a lot of people across the globe, as they then have the power to revoke it and legitimize children who are born out of the wedlock.

But more than that, this law becomes instrumental in fulfilling the desire of many humans who merely seek the comfort of having their deceased significant other’s name attached to theirs.

They said it right: “Love has no limits.” And France is a country that believes it beautifully!

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As a Literature student, Pooja is passionate about the world of words. Apart from spending hours snuggled up in a blanket with a book in hand, she enjoys digging up facts and theories about historical as well as mythological events. However, sharing them with the world is what keeps her going in life.

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