The Governor played the veto on this one. How ‘Progressive’.
Legislature in New Jersey put forward a law to outlaw marriage under 18.
Governor Chris Christie didn’t like it — so he vetoed it.
Mr Christie conditionally vetoed the measure, sending it back to the state legislature with proposed changes. He said it should have an exception so a judge can approve marriages for 16- and 17-year-olds.
“An exclusion without exceptions would violate the cultures and traditions of some communities in New Jersey based on religious traditions,” Mr Christie said in a statement. —Independent
No mention of which ‘religious traditions’ he might have in mind.
He didn’t name any ‘specific’ religion.
We can only think of one that was founded by an acknowledged pedophile. Maybe you can think of others.
Reuters said underage marriage is widespread in the US, where about 170,000 children were wed between 2000 and 2010 in 38 of the 50 states where data was available. —Independent
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