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Started by Dave, October 23, 2017, 09:26:40 PM
Quote from: BooksCatsEtc on October 23, 2017, 11:17:04 PMIt's my understanding that marriage below the age of 16 requires not only the parents approval, but a judge's permission. The problem is there are places where that's not hard to come by, esp. if the adults involved are all members of the same religious group or the parents' reason for marrying off their minor daughter (and it is always a daughter) is to prevent pre-marital sex.Edited because I googled it for better info: Age of Consent by State
Quote from: Pasta Chick on October 24, 2017, 02:45:13 AMDefine "marriage" as well. A lot of the communities doing this in the US are very isolated. They deliberately distance themselves from society as a whole and attempt to self govern. In many cases government recognition is neither needed nor wanted, and marriage is strictly the business of the church. Child brides, multiple brides, it's all good.
QuoteMost Americans would have a problem with it, except they don't really believe it. The Duggars still have a huge fan base of defenders even after covering up their son molesting more than one of his sisters on multiple occasions.
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on October 23, 2017, 10:35:09 PMIMO child marriage is child abuse,