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Marry at 12? Come to Colorado

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by Magnetic Poles, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    OOPSIE!

    A gap in the state common law marriage rules in Colorado mean 12-year old girls can now declare themselves married without parental permission. The same goes for 14-year old boys. With origins in English common law, the gap came to light when a 15 year old girl who was common law wife to a 38 year old man had their marriage upheld. The state legislature is looking at changing the law now.

    http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3943001
     
  2. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

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    That is a really good idea.
     
  3. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    From the Denver Post article, here is how easy it is to get married in Colorado:
    That part is fine...it's what is basically the legality of adults engaging in sexual contact with a minor child that really disturbs me about this.
     
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