Friday, July 28, 2017

Republican refuses to repeal child marriage law allowing girls aged 13 to wed | The Independent

Republican refuses to repeal child marriage law allowing girls aged 13 to wed | The Independent

According to The Times, Republican David Bates said: "We're asking the legislature to repeal a law that's been on the books for over a century, that's been working without difficulty, on the basis of a request from a minor doing a Girl Scout project."

Local outlets reported Mr Bates had agreed 13 was a young age, but said marriage might be appropriate in special circumstances including pregnancy.

In a separate report Mr Bates said: "There’s a serious disconnect in the 'Live Free or Die' state that the legislature would pass a law saying under no circumstances can a minor ever become married.

  

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