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the Analogist Offline
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wow, this article really pissed me off. I really hate humanity sometimes

https://nyti.ms/2r51YnQ

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why is it always florida?

explain, seppos.
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Because forced adult marriages are apparently ok.
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Quote:“You can’t get a job, you can’t get a car, you can’t get a license, you can’t sign a lease,” she adds, “so why allow someone to marry when they’re still so young?”

And here's the irony; IMO the one thing a minor should NOT be allowed to do is marry.

It pisses me off that the very things the youth need to protect themselves from abuse (job, car, leases, etc.) are denied to them on the basis of "lack of maturity", while laws let abusive asshats fuck around with children and minors however they want to.


Quote:“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,” scoffed one state representative, David Bates. In March the Republican-led House voted to kill the bill, leaving the minimum age at 13. (Legislators seem willing to marry off girls like Cassandra, but not to listen to them!)

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To forget!?

Unforgivable!!
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RB, i read your quote out loud to my wife and when I read "cat" I got confused.

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Sorry about the typo Razz I meant "car", not "cat".

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(05-29-2017 01:00 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  wow, this article really pissed me off. I really hate humanity sometimes

https://nyti.ms/2r51YnQ

In other country its call fix marriage.
You will paired at a young age then when the time comes you will be married.
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