Thursday, November 30, 2017

Judge Roy Moore and the concocted media pedophilia claim....

When the State permits marriage at 14 it's not children you're dating:

"Alabama: The age of consent is sixteen. With parental consent, parties can marry at age fourteen. However, this parental consent is not required if the minor has already been married. (Other statutory laws apply.) Common law marriage is recognized."

Age of consent in the US:

StateMinimum ageNotes
Statutory age when all exceptions are taken into account[2]General age
 Arizona[6]none18No minimum age with approval of a superior court judge and parental consent.
 California[7]none18No minimum age with approval of a superior court judge and parental consent.
 Colorado[5][8][9]none18No minimum age with judicial approval and parental consent.
 Connecticut[10]1618Since 2017, the minimum age is 16 with parental and judicial consent.[10]
 District of Columbia[5]1618
 Florida[5]none18No minimum age in case of pregnancy[11]
 Hawaii[5]151815 with parental or judicial consent.
 Indiana[12]151815 in the case of pregnancy with both parental and judicial consent.
 Massachusetts[5]none[13]18Consent can be just judicial, but is normally both parental and judicial. In the absence of any statutory minimum age, one opinion is that the traditional minimum common law marriageable age of 12 for girls and 14 for boys may still be in effect.[14][15]
 Michigan[citation needed][16]none1816 with parental consent
 Mississippinone21females 15–21 and males 17–21 can marry with parental consent alone[17]
 Missouri[5]none18Parental consent required for ages 15–17. Judicial consent required below age 15.
 New Hampshire[18]13 for females, 14 for males18In cases of "special cause" with parental consent and court permission.
 New Jersey[citation needed]none1816 with parental consent and in case of pregnancy.
 New Mexico[5]none18
 New York[19]1718Since 2017, the minimum age is 17 with parental and judicial consent.
 North Carolina1418
  North Dakota[5]141814 With parental consent
 Ohio[20]none1818 for males regardless of parental consent. 16 for females with parental consent, 18 for females without parental consent.[20]
 Oregon[5]1718Consenting parent or guardian must accompany the applicant when applying for the marriage license.
 Pennsylvania[citation needed]none18Under 16 years of age if a Judge of the Orphans Court "decides that it is to the best interest of the applicant and authorizes the issuance of the license."[21]
 Rhode Island[5]none18
 South Carolina[5]1618
 South Dakota[5]1618
 Texas[22]1618Since 2017, the minimum age is 18, however emancipated minors aged 16–17 have an exemption to legally marry.[23][24][25]
 Utah[26]151815 with court approval and parental consent.
 Virginia1618In 2016, VA made 18 the minimum age; and 16 with court approval in special cases[27][28]
 Washington[5]none18May be waived by superior court judge.[29]
 West Virginia[5]none18No minimum with both parental and judicial consent

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