View Poll Results: Marraiges with large age gaps should be banned

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Thread: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Been tradition all over the world including the US for centuries. It is only recently (last 100 years) that it has become "ikky". Girls getting married at age 12-13 was not uncommon 200 years ago and they were used as currency when married off to wealthy families or older men.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Where did you read that her parents didn't give permission?
    If a set of parents with a 9 year old daughter wanted to marry her off to a 55 year old should that just be legal?

    There needs to be a line drawn somewhere and as far as I know it's 18 in most places.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    She looks pretty old for 16.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    If a set of parents with a 9 year old daughter wanted to marry her off to a 55 year old should that just be legal?

    There needs to be a line drawn somewhere and as far as I know it's 18 in most places.
    It's 16 in most places, with parental consent. Some states go down to 14, and a few states have no age limit at all. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...73231344,d.b2U

    Where did you read that anyone was marrying a 9 y/o?

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    She looks pretty old for 16.
    IMO she looks late 20s.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Should marriages between people where the age gap is 20+ years be banned because you find it icky?

    Case in point:

    Courtney Stodden, age 16 married a guy ages 51.

    EDIT: Oh Hum..I guess she did admit she got implants.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Been tradition all over the world including the US for centuries. It is only recently (last 100 years) that it has become "ikky". Girls getting married at age 12-13 was not uncommon 200 years ago and they were used as currency when married off to wealthy families or older men.
    It is still rather common in a lot of countries.

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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It is still rather common in a lot of countries.
    That it is, based on centuries of tradition.. where people did not live long.

    I remember a great line from "A million ways to die in the west" where the lead female character played by Charlize Theorn tells about how she married one of the main baddies in the movie. She married him at age 12 but he waited to bed her till she was 13..She also said she did it because she did not want to be an old maid at age 15 or something like that. Now this is just a movie (and a pretty funny one as well,... the laxative scene is hilarious.), but based on actual facts and history.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    IMO she looks late 20s.
    Its all plastic.
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    Re: Large age gap marriages - Icky?

    Hey I keep getting older but the girls age stays the same. No harm in that.
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