Kentucky is somewhat accustomed to national scorn and stereotyping, but this weekend's reaction to stories about legislation on child brides was particularly swift. From stories in Newsweek, Huffington Post and USA Today to tweets from all over the country, people had plenty to say, none of it good, about how Senate Bill 48 had stalled in the General Assembly, apparently over trampled parental rights. But now everyone can calm down, says the chairman of the Kentucky Senate Judiciary Committee. "While everyone on Twitter was calling people names yesterday I was working with stakeholders on @jrajra's SB48 (which I fully support as-filed) and I plan to hold a called meeting of my committee to hear it sooner so we can pass it and get it to the House ASAP!" Sen. Whitney Westerfield, R-Hopkinsville, posted on Twitter Saturday. Whitfield said he plans to hold a hearing on the bill Tuesday.
"Currently, 16- and 17-year-olds can marry with a parent's permission, and a girl under 16 can marry if she is pregnant and going to wed the father of the baby."
The age of consent in Kentucky is 16 or 14 if both people involved are under age 21. The people opposing this change are arguing that the State should continue to allow girls to marry their rapist if it resulted in pregnancy. Tell me again about how sacred the institution of marriage is supposed to be?
14 if both people involved are under age 21.
Imagine your high school freshman daughter getting pregnant by a junior in college. And now imagine that it's totally kosher.
#1 Go East old perv, go East.
France is trying to raise the age of consent to 18.
It's now 11.
#4 | Posted by 88120rob at 2018-03-06 02:04 PM
France to set legal age of sexual consent at 15 because it is currently 11.
How strange that this list of countries shows it already at 15.
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