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October 29, 2010

gulfnews : Five-year-old Khalid pops the question to Hala, three.

They are pretty cute, damn my eyes!!!

Ah young love.  All right spoil sports, really insanely absolutely creepy young love.  Hey but don’t judge, their parents said they have to wait a decade.  So by my math that means Khalid will be 15 and Hala will be 13, ohhhh, that’s much better.

Just so you don’t go all crazy on Syria, take a little looky at this:

The state with the lowest marriage age is New Hampshire, which allows 13-year-old girls and 14-year-old boys to marry  although parents can annul their children’s marriages until the children reach 18, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

New Hampshire has just replaced West Virgina as my “most f’d up state in the union”.  Congratulations.

15 Comments leave one →
  1. bunkerville permalink
    October 29, 2010 2:48 pm

    Now that was a pick! Anyone remember the Blue Laws? We have come so far,,,

    • October 29, 2010 5:22 pm

      Just surprised me with New Hampshire. I would think West Virginia, Louisiana, ummm, Idaho, maybe. Not New England, guess I need o re-align my view of redneck territories of the United States.

  2. JustFacts permalink
    October 29, 2010 5:12 pm

    Hey man, if they can be tried as adults at 12 and sentenced to life in prison, why shouldn’t they be allowed to marry. I just saw where a New York Supreme Court Justice has ruled that a 4 year old can be sued for negligence for running their tricycle into an elderly lady.

    I mean, after all, they are just little adults – right.

    I guess to the liberals that is true. After all their electorate has the logic and reasoning of a 4 year old. It just gets so confusing trying to make everyone equal.

    • October 29, 2010 5:20 pm

      It was between that article and this one, I opted for the kiddy marriage one, but the negligent 4 year old is pretty incredible. The judge’s argument, she was 3 months over 4. Oh, I guess I’m the moron, 3 whole months!

  3. October 29, 2010 10:06 pm

    Hey now, no need to be so hard on my state! Sure that marriage law is screwed up but we have been ranked as the freest and safest state in the country, have some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country, and are one of only a handful of states that have neither a sales nor an income tax. If that is f’d up, we are guilty as charged. 🙂

    • JustFacts permalink
      October 29, 2010 10:46 pm

      Yeah, and all those People’s Republic of Vermonters think y’all are crazy. Why, “They don’t even have mandatory recycling,” as I was informed a few years ago while on a vacation trip in that part of the world. Love your state motto – “Live Free or Die!” Pretty straight forward, and let’s everyone know where you stand.

      • October 30, 2010 8:05 am

        No seatbelt law for people over 18 and no helmet law on motorcycles either!

    • October 30, 2010 1:02 am

      Well, I do have to say the other stuff is pretty sweet. What the hell is up with the marriage law? I am pretty libertarian, but letting kids marry at 14 is pretty thin.

      • October 30, 2010 8:07 am

        I have to say I never knew about that marriage law, that is pretty screwed up!

      • October 30, 2010 8:10 am

        Its just weird. from everything else you have told me, New Hampshire sounds like the most common sense state in the union, and then we get to the marriage law. I might have to do a whole post about this, get to the bottom of this little anomaly.

  4. LD Jackson permalink
    October 29, 2010 10:15 pm

    Look out, Colin. You are about to get ole’ Steve all riled up about his home state.

    • October 30, 2010 1:04 am

      Hey, there were other states that had pretty low marriage age laws, but they almost all had restrictions (like that matters), New Hampshire was the only one that pretty much just said, 14 is cool. So sorry Steve, you’re state is cool for the other stuff, but the marriage thing is a little creepy.

      • October 30, 2010 8:10 am

        It is a little creepy, I was only screwing around with you (maybe I should use a better term.) New Hampshire has become more liberal over the last 6 years, and I have been the first to bash the state for its blue streak. I guess we now have a couple of controvercial marriage laws.

  5. JustFacts permalink
    October 30, 2010 8:54 am

    On the other hand, if you really look at it, esrly marriage is truly a “conservative” historical, biblical thing. In early times,12 – 14 years was a pretty common timeframe for marriage. In Colonial America, that was a very common marriage age. My guess is, this is a holdover law from that period, that the conservative people of New Hampshire never bothered to change.

    • October 30, 2010 9:11 am

      Yes, but I look at conservatism more as a state of mind, than a return to something from the past. We have principles that are timeless.

      But I see your point, for the time it was common for people to marry much younger, and biologically speaking, there is no reason for women “not” to get married at that young of an age. Given the relatively short life-spans of people 2000 years ago, there was also a biological need to propagate the species that later marriage would not fulfill as well.

      Here is what I found:

      457:4 Marriageable. – No male below the age of 14 years and no female below the age of 13 years shall be capable of contracting a valid marriage that is entered into by one male and one female, and all marriages contracted by such persons shall be null and void. No male below the age of 18 and no female below the age of 18 shall be capable of contracting a valid marriage between persons of the same gender, and all marriages contracted by such persons shall be null and void.

      Source. 1907, 80:1. PL 286:4. RL 338:4. 2009, 59:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2010.

      First to clarify, New Hampshire does recognize and allow gay marriage. But not if you are under the age of 18. Here is where we get into the hypocrisy of law. If gay marriage is fine for adults, how come it is wrong for 14 year old males and 13 year old females? Are non-adult gays incapable of being responsible married people?

      As you can see, the last change to this New Hampshire code was 2009, so my guess it is the provision for under-18 gay marriage. So by not adjusting the age for non-gays, they assert that the ages of 14 for males and 13 for females is recognized as acceptable by the 2009 New Hampshire State government.

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