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Friday, June 16, 2006

Colorado Court Rules Girls Can Marry at 15
Judges Say Law Permits Even Younger Brides and Grooms
By JON SARCHE, AP

Colorado Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald said she was appalled by the ruling. "That's a child. You're taking advantage of an undeveloped person," she said.

DENVER (June 15) - A 15-year-old girl can enter into a common-law marriage in Colorado, and younger girls and boys possibly can, too, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

While the three-judge panel stopped short of setting a specific minimum age for such marriages, it said they could be legal for girls at 12 and boys at 14 under English common law, which Colorado recognizes.

Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald said she was appalled by the ruling and said lawmakers need to...continue via AOL News?

What is Common-law marriage and where is it legal?

1 Comments:

  • At 16/6/06 1:13 PM, Anonymous MW Savant said…

    I found this disturbing and had an immediate and strong reaction. I do not feel that it is appropriate for children that age to marry.

    I also found it ironic that even children are allowed to enter one of life's most serious commitments, common-law or not, yet consenting adults in this country cannot!

    It is an outrage! On both counts.

    This is my personal view and not necessarily that of savvyplanners.com

     

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