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FOR MUFFY

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DIZZI

DIZZI Report 16 May 2013 11:36

MUFFY
RE YOUR THREAD THAT STUPID WOMAN WHO WANTS TO
LOWER THE AGE OF CONSENT,,
SHES GOING BACK TO THE VICTORIAN ERA
BETTER NOT SHOW THIS TO THE KNOW IT ALL 12 YEAR OLDS

The age at which a person could marry and at which they would require consent has changed since 1837. Then marriage could be at 12 for a girl and 14 for a boy, but consent of parent(s) was required for both up to the age of 21. In 1926 the age of marriage for both parties was raised to 16 but consent for both was still required until 21. Now, the age at which people can marry is still 16 but the age for consent has been lowered to 18.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 16 May 2013 11:48

Just cannot in any way see how a girl is ready for marriage at 12...those poor kids.

Thanks Dizzi. ...very interesting. x

terryj

terryj Report 16 May 2013 14:30

too right look at those poor kids in oxford
suppose she would want that gang let off as well

TheLeithLassie

TheLeithLassie Report 16 May 2013 17:51

She's sick!!!!!!!!!!!!