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Paramount
Member
Tue Apr 09 12:59:07
Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US - as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

Several states - including Massachusetts - allow children to get married 'in exceptional circumstances'

Lawmakers in America are battling to overturn some of the country's most archaic laws, which stipulate that children as young as 12 can be married.

In the state of Virginia, it is officially still legal for girls as young as 12 or 13 to be brought to a courthouse with evidence of a pregnancy and wed, a practice that has come under increased scrutiny thanks to the Virginia Senator Jill Vogel R-Fauquier.

Legislation she introduced, which is now moving through the Virginia General Assembly, seeks to raise the minimum age for marriage to 16 to bring it in line with other states - and similar moves are under way in Maryland and New York, where 3,853 minors were married between 2000 and 2010, according to State Health Department data published in the New York Times.

In Virginia itself, according to state health statistics, more than 4,500 minors were married between 2000 and 2013, including about 220 who were 15 or younger.


And a separate Statista chart plotting the minimum legal age of marriage for girls worldwide reveals that the US is one of the lowest on record, with several places - including Massachusetts - allowing girls as young as 12 to be wed with the consent of a judge.

It is matched only by Saudi Arabia and Yemen, where age of consent for marriage ranges between nine and 13 years old.

http://www...-us-as-lawmakers-a6921246.html



”It is matched only by Saudi Arabia and Yemen, where age of consent for marriage ranges between nine and 13 years old.”

^Rofl, yeah, Saudi Barbaria is USA’s best ally. Shared values. Etc.
obaminated
Member
Tue Apr 09 21:00:15
who wants to bet the mass shit has something to do with kennedy's and keeping them out of jail? they murder and rape, fucking morons keep protecting them.
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Wed Apr 10 11:00:58
This is a better video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erRrF8YWGd4
jergul
large member
Wed Apr 10 12:08:45
"it is officially still legal for girls as young as 12 or 13 to be brought to a courthouse with evidence of a pregnancy and wed"

You would think doing exactly that would result in an arrest for statuatory rape instead of a marriage certificate.
hood
Member
Wed Apr 10 12:59:12
Depends on if the groom is an adult or another < 18 minor. Cause if these girls are getting married off to other minors, it's just pretty shitty for them and by their parents. But minors under 16 marrying adults (who impregnated them) should definitely just be a slam dunk court conviction.
Rugian
Member
Wed Apr 10 15:57:49
Yeah, that's why I'm skeptical of this being anything more than a normal problem. If some guy drags a pregnant 12 year old to a courthouse and tries to marry her, that's definitely going to raise some red flags.

As for the Massachusetts law, my uninformed and bigoted opinion is that it has to do with the historic Catholic population in general, filthy pedo papist scum that they are.

(And people wonder why Trump thinks Mexicans are rapists. BUILD THE WALL)
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