By Simon Rocker, December 29, 2010
The Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations has welcomed a court ruling which may force the government to ease restrictions on marriage visas.
Two years ago, new rules were introduced to refuse entry for spouses from outside the European Union if they or their British spouse were under 21.
But the change hit the Charedi community, where people marry young and often choose partners from Israel or the USA.
The Court of Appeal has now called into question the whole policy - which was designed to combat forced marriages - after upholding appeals on behalf of two non-Jewish couples.