Friday, August 17, 2007

Marriage in Arkansas

Why do things like this happen in Arkansas? Arkansas is going to be a laughing stock again.
A law passed this year allows Arkansans of any age — even infants — to marry if their parents agree, and the governor may have to call a special session to fix the mistake, lawmakers said Friday.
The legislation was intended to establish 18 as the minimum age to marry but also allow pregnant teenagers to marry with parental consent, bill sponsor Rep. Will Bond said. An extraneous "not" in the bill, however, allows anyone who is not pregnant to marry at any age if the parents allow it.

What gets really scary is people like this really took notice of it. I wonder how many people would take advantage of this error and try to marry a child?

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