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The woman confessed she had an illicit relationship with the baby's father and the child was born out of wedlock.
Gibson-Davis added that such marriages were fragile, and very few kids born out of wedlock got to experience a stable marriage.
In Yemen's highly conservative society, a woman can face execution if she is caught having sexual relations with a man outside of marriage and a baby born out of wedlock is considered shameful.
Another orphan born out of wedlock said, "We don't need financial help from society; all we need is affection from people.
45) Furthermore, if "the mother of any child born out of wedlock and the reputed father shall at any time after its birth intermarry, the child shall in all respects be deemed and held to be the child of the husband and wife, as though born within wedlock.
Whereas teenagers once accounted for half of nonmarital births, they now account for only 23%; women in their 20s deliver the largest share of infants born out of wedlock (60%).
LONDON * The Church of England, in a bid to keep pace with the changing times, has begun promoting a "2-for-1" service that allows couples to combine a marriage ceremony with the baptism of their children born out of wedlock.
There was a happy ending to a tragic story this week when a three-year-old Indian born out of wedlock was allowed to leave Bahrain and join his mother who had been deported without him when her sponsor found out she had a son.
Under the law of the day, the "responsible parent" was the father for a child born in wedlock but the mother for a child born out of wedlock.
The top court's grand bench made the landmark decision in two separate cases, filed in 2003 by one such child and in 2005 by a group of nine who were born out of wedlock to Japanese fathers and Filipino mothers and who obtained recognition of the paternity of their fathers after birth.
It is also almost unbelievable that any government today can still encourage single-parent families by providing inappropriate social grants for babies born out of wedlock.