Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Teen Age-Gap Marriages in US | Girl, 14, Married 74-year-old Alabama Man

Chris Baynes related in an Independent post that, using a loophole in the age of consent laws, > 200,000 children were married in the US in the past 15 years:
More than 200,000 children were married in the US over the past 15 years, new figures have revealed. Three 10-year-old girls [...] were among the youngest to wed [...]

The minimum age for marriage across most of the US is 18, but every state has exemptions – such as parental consent or pregnancy – which allow younger children to tie the knot.

Eight-seven per cent of the minors who married across the country between 2000 and 2015 were girls, with the majority either 16 or 17. 

The youngest wedded were three 10-year-old girls in Tennessee who married men aged 24, 25 and 31 in 2001.

Children as young as 12 were granted marriage licences in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina, while 11 other states allowed 13-year-olds to wed.

More than 1,000 children aged 14 or under were granted marriage licences.

A 14-year-old girl married a 74-year-old man in Alabama, while a 17-year-old wed a 65-year-old groom in Idaho.
Here are some additional data from Frontline where we learn that 87% of the minors whom took part in the age-gap marriages were nymphets (e.g., 67% were 17-year-old girls) and 86% married men (e.g., 368 of the men were in their 40s):

Thus, we see that between 2000 and 2015 over 200,000 teen age-gap marriage ceremonies were performed in the United States with 29% of the teens aged 16 and 67% aged 17, but 6 were 12-years-old, 51 were 13 and almost 1,000 were 14-years-old while 87% of the teens were brides and 86% married adults with 368 of the adults being in their 40s. However, in general, due to sexting and porn, Generation Z are reportedly having less sex and getting married less frequently. 

Despite the fact that these men took the Biblical slash moral high ground and married their very young spouses, I don't think middle-aged feminists are too happy about these reports. At least the men didn't settle for teen porn, teen prostitutes or incest

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