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'Marry or Be Fired'


Iranian company issues ultimatum.

You thought your nagging mother was bad...

Kidding aside, this bit of news is all kinds of terrible: a state-owned Iranian gas and petro company is concerned about prostitutes and has ordered employees to marry by September or take a pink slip, reports the Feminist Daily News. It's illegal to have sex outside of marriage in Iran.

According to the BBC, here's the edict from on-high:

"As being married is one of the criteria of employment, we are announcing for the last time that all the female and male colleagues have until September 21 to go ahead with this important and moral religious duty."

The theocracy of Iran puts all the warts on America in 2008 in perspective, doesn't it?


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