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    Default What's The World Coming To?...You Can No Longer Marry A 5 Year Old In Arkansas

    Toddlers Can No Longer Marry In Arkansas

    By ANDREW DeMILLO, Associated Press Writer

    Arkansas' marriage-age crisis is over. A law that mistakenly allowed anyone even toddlers to marry with parental permission was repealed by a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike Beebe, ending months of embarrassment for the state and confusion for county clerks.

    Lawmakers didn't realize until after the end of last year's regular session that a law they approved, intended to establish 18 as the minimum age for marriage, instead removed the minimum age to marry entirely. An extraneous "not" in the bill allowed anyone who was not pregnant to marry at any age with permission.

    The bill read: "In order for a person who is younger than eighteen (18) years of age and who is not pregnant to obtain a marriage license, the person must provide the county clerk with evidence of parental consent to the marriage."

    Some lawmakers called for a special session last year, saying the error would make it easy for pedophiles to take advantage of the law. Gov. Mike Beebe said he didn't see any imminent crisis and said the chances of children marrying under the law were slim.

    Legislators, however, had the chance for a do-over this week when Beebe convened a special session to consider a hike in the state's severance tax on natural gas. They repealed the botched law, and reinstated 17 as the minimum age to marry for boys and 16 for girls.

    Rep. Will Bond, the sponsor of the botched 2007 law and its correction, apologized for the error and asked his colleagues to "throw me a rope and bail me out here."

    "I always thought if you put your name on a bill, you should be ready to take the blame if you're willing to accept the credit," Bond said Wednesday.

    Bond, a Democrat, said there hadn't been any reports of young children attempting to marry under the 2007 law.

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    Well, I guess we won't be seeing Ted Nugent in Arkansas anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Well, I guess we won't be seeing Ted Nugent in Arkansas anytime soon.



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    Well crap.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Well, I guess we won't be seeing Ted Nugent in Arkansas anytime soon.
    Jimmy Page and Bill Wyman both sold their LIttle Rock vacation homes after this passed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    Jimmy Page and Bill Wyman both sold their LIttle Rock vacation homes after this passed.
    Don't forget that Jerry Lee Lewis!
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    Yeah, but ex-governors might still be able to be serviced by interns in the White House!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Yeah, but ex-governors might still be able to be serviced by interns in the White House!
    That isn't such a big deal once you've actually seen the Arkansas White House...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    That isn't such a big deal once you've actually seen the Arkansas White House...

    Cmon, chef...that pic was WAY before they remodeled it. It doesnt even show that theyve taken the wheels off and installed several used-tire planters in the "Rose Garden"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    Cmon, chef...that pic was WAY before they remodeled it. It doesnt even show that theyve taken the wheels off and installed several used-tire planters in the "Rose Garden"
    yeah yeah, haha, fuck you both... jk.. I have to shake my head when reading shit like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StonewallVH5150 View Post
    yeah yeah, haha, fuck you both... jk.. I have to shake my head when reading shit like this.
    Unfortunately, Im all too familiar with trailers, having grown up in Georgia....but yeah, I hear ya about the stereotyping, but it IS ARKANSAS....where men are men and cows are nervous
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    Well crap.........

    Yeah, my thoughts exactly.... I don't have any clue what I'm supposed to do now!

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    AHHA yes the land and that Bill and Hillary served!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    AHHA yes the land and that Bill and Hillary served!
    Ya know, I like Arkansas. Why? Because being from Wyoming, it's the only state with more negative stereotypes! (Not to offend anybody from Arkansas lol)

 

 

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