(CBC News) A newlywed bride is defending her choice to present her dad with a "certificate of purity" that allegedly proves she remained a virgin until her wedding day.
Brelyn Bowman married Timothy Bowman on Saturday, Oct. 10.
At the wedding, Brelyn presented her father, pastor Mike Freeman, with the certificate. The "certificate of purity" was signed by a doctor as proof for her father that Brelyn's hymen remained intact ahead of her wedding day.
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Brelyn had made the promise to God and her father to remain celibate until marriage when she was younger.