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#935666 - 04/03/08 04:08 PM Toddlers Can No Longer Wed in Arkansas
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http://news.aol.com/story/_a/toddlers-can-no-longer-wed-in-arkansas/20080403073909990001

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 3) - 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 A law that mistakenly allowed anyone - even toddlers - to marry with parental permission was repealed by a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov.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.
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#935691 - 04/03/08 04:27 PM Re: Toddlers Can No Longer Wed in Arkansas TheManofSteel
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Hmmm... Arkansas? But you can still marry your first cousin there, right?
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#935694 - 04/03/08 04:29 PM Re: Toddlers Can No Longer Wed in Arkansas DeeQ
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I knew that someone would step up with a family marriage joke!
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#935940 - 04/03/08 07:06 PM Re: Toddlers Can No Longer Wed in Arkansas rainman
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They must have repealed this since they couldn't get their birth control in school!

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#936053 - 04/03/08 08:43 PM Re: Toddlers Can No Longer Wed in Arkansas DeeQ
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Originally Posted By: Devil Queen
Hmmm... Arkansas? But you can still marry your first cousin there, right?


Actually, it is California that allows you to marry your first cousin
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#936193 - 04/04/08 11:07 AM Re: Toddlers Can No Longer Wed in Arkansas HappyGilmore
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Really?
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