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StinkyDog
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15 Jun 2017, 5:07 pm

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16 Jun 2017, 6:09 pm

Funny, huh? - I wasn't awarethat American was one of those cultures argueing that underage marriage was part of their culture and demanded respect for their traditions.
But there is a serious problem: in civilized nations, do we respect the culture of a people, or do we value the rights of an individual higher, according to our standards?
I have no answer for this, but here in my European corner of the world, child marriage and forced marriage are obviously illegal, however, minorities practicing the latter exist - and protecting individuals from their families is what our police does - but it also does destroy the minority's culture.
personally, I'm on my, -western- side on this.


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16 Jun 2017, 7:30 pm

Nope....most people in America do not believe forced or child marriage is justified.

In the old days, maybe about 2-3 generations ago, many more adolescent girls married (usually) slightly older men than is the case now.

Marriage laws have changed drastically over the past 20 years or so.



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17 Jun 2017, 2:32 am

StinkyDog wrote:


I just watched that On Demand. I was more than a little shocked that all 50 states allow this in some form or another! Geez, and I thought this was something they only did in cracker red states!


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17 Jun 2017, 8:51 am

Not like the old days. Many states require parental permission. Some even require permission by court action.

It's not easy for under 18s to marry these days



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17 Jun 2017, 12:46 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Not like the old days. Many states require parental permission. Some even require permission by court action.

It's not easy for under 18s to marry these days


That is true.


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