Saturday, August 18, 2007

Let the Babies Wed?

When it comes to gay couples, Arkansas seemed to have no trouble writing up a constitutional amendment to ban them from legally declaring their love and marrying. Well, the same legislature, who I assumed wrote the ban on same sex couples marrying, passed a law allowing anyone, even infants, to marry if they have their parent's permission:

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.

"It's clearly not the intent to allow 10-year-olds or 11-year-olds to get married," Bond said. "The legislation was screwed up."

Maybe someone needs to take another look at the gay marriage ban in the state...

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