Good for House-Senate negotiators for taking a stand against allowing 14- and 15-year-old brides in Kansas, despite the efforts of state Sen. Kay O’Connor, R-Olathe, and others to let younger teens wed with a judge’s permission. Prompted by the appalling case of the 22-year-old Nebraska man who married his 14-year-old pregnant girlfriend in Kansas last year, this is Kansas’ chance not only to set a minimum marriage age, but to set one that aligns with the state’s age of consent for sex (16).
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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