The Scorage of Child Marriage in the United States

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    Grown Men Are Exploiting Loopholes In State Laws To Marry Children | HuffPost



    This is appauling! In reading this, three questions come to mind. Perhapps people on this board will help to answer them

    1. What the hell is wrong with a society that condones this?
    2. What the hell is wrong with the parents who consent to it?
    3. What the hell is wrong with the men who marry children

    Yes some states are taking steps to curtail this, but it is still far to prevelant. We're supposed to be an advance, civilized society and a Constitutional Republic based on the rule of law. Yet both the social order and the law are failing these children.

    It underage (18) marriage is to be allowed at all, it should be under the narrwest of circumstances and severely restricted as follows:

    1.All cases should be revied by a family court judge who must require clear and convincing evidence of the necessity for it. ( Although I'm having trouble immagining what that would be)
    2.Under no circumstances should the justification be religious beliefs or practices
    3. All wouldbe "child brides" should be evaluated by a psychologist or psychiatrist to determine -to the extent posible- that they are participating voluntarily and not under duress.
    4. The men (or adult) involved should likewise be assessed to determin that they are stable, responsible and non violent
    5. Child brides (or grooms) should be no younger than 16.
    6. The age difference should be limited to no more that 5-7 years. Here is a related article on that issue http://nypost.com/2014/11/11/the-bigger-the-age-gap-the-shorter-the-marriage/
    7. All children, upon marriage should be legally emancipated as adults with all of the rights and responsibilities of adulthood

    Even these measures are not fool proof by any means but it would go a long way twords protecting vulnerable children short of outright banning marriage under 18, which I would prefer.
    Read the article and see what you think
     
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    Child molesting is legal in Mexico

    3rd world people = 3rd world problems
     
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    I remember reading about a 38 year old man driving from Illinois to Maryland to marry a 12 year old girl, with her parents permission.


    In 1964.

    How do you propose to get all states to change their laws to fit your standards?

    (btw, I agree with you, on most of it)

    as far as the 5-7 year difference?

    My mom was 9 years younger than dad when they got married,
    (she was 17, he was 26)
     
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    This is not about Mexico and I don't know what is legal there. You might have noticed that my post is about this country. Now, do you have anything to contribute to the topic?
     
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    I have no idea how to get all of the states on board with this. I'm just saying what should be. Perhaps your mom and dad had a successful marriage. However, statistically the odds of that deteriorate with increased age difference. Thanks for your input
     
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    Well, if it's good for Mohammad..................

    How many followers does he have again?
     
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    Just that you should see a lot less of this in America with President Trump getting rid of muslims and hispanics
     
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    They married in 1944, and stayed married until 1990, when dad died.

    as far as mom was concerned, she was still married to dad when she died in 2015
     
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    I knew that it would not take long for someone to try to make this about Muslims. Now all that you have to do to keep from looking foolish is to show that Muslims are these ones responsible for the problem IN THIS COUNTRY.
     
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    Look, The whole child bride thing is very popular with muslims, so if you don't like pedafiles you are not going to like muslims or their customs.

    That's one reason that President Trump want's to get rid of them

    Child brides are a little-known, but very real, problem in America today
     
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