Under the current law in Kentucky, 16 and 17-year-olds can marry with their parents’ permission, and a girl of any age under 16 can marry as long as they are pregnant and marrying the expectant father. Likewise, a boy of any age can marry a woman that he impregnates under the current law.

    Adams filed the bill after media reports detailing how Kentucky has the third-highest rate of child marriage in the country — with more than 10,000 children married from 2000 to 2015, according to the Tahirih Justice Center — and the accounts of women like Donna Pollard, who was encouraged by her mother to marry an abusive man who was nearly 31 when she was just 16.

Redneckistan, Banjostan, Trumpistan. Some days you get a story like this and realize that this state is two big modern cities and Afganistan in the middle. Read this article and you will understand why McConnell keeps getting reelected as well.

posted by francopoli: 323 days ago