Just As I Thought

Still, it’s better than letting gays marry

Thanks to the complete lack of proofreading so prevalent in our country these days, Arkansas has passed a fun little law:

Little Rock, Ark. (AP) —
A law passed this year allows Arkansans of any age — even infants — to marry if their parents agree, and the governor may have to call a special session to fix the mistake, lawmakers said Friday.

The legislation was intended to establish 18 as the minimum age to marry but also allow pregnant teenagers to marry with parental consent, bill sponsor Rep. Will Bond said. An extraneous “not” in the bill, however, allows anyone who is not pregnant to marry at any age if the parents allow it.

“It’s clearly not the intent to allow 10-year-olds or 11-year-olds to get married,” Bond said. “The legislation was screwed up.”

Gah, even toddlers get rights that I don’t.

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