It is a common misconception that laws against marital captivity would be an infringment of religious freedom. The outlaw of marital captivity is, however, not an infringement of religious freedom, as the pratice is a clear form of aggression, oppression, violence and discrimination towards women. Other issues, such as forced marriage, are often also inspired and justified on religious grounds. However, we do not see the outlaw of forced marriage as an infringement of religious freedom. Marital captivity is the continuation of a forced marriage. When we recognise the violence that is forced marriage, we must also recognise the violence and discrimination that is marital captivity. In other words, the outlaw of marital captivity is not a matter of infringement of religious freedoms, but an extension of the outlaw of forced marriage and a necessary tool to combat marital captivity.