Thursday, October 11, 2007

Maybe the FLDS belong in Arkansas

Apparently, an extraneous "not" allows toddlers to tie the "knot" in Arkansas.
An error in a new law that allows Arkansans of any age -- even toddlers -- to marry with parental consent must be fixed by lawmakers, not an independent commission authorized to correct typos, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The law, which took effect July 31, was intended to establish 18 as the minimum age to marry, while also allowing pregnant minors to marry with parental consent.

An extraneous "not" in the bill, however, allows anyone who is not pregnant to marry at any age if the parents allow it.

Governor Huckabee decided that there was no imminent crisis, and that the Code Revision Commission could fix it, but apparently a judge ruled that lawmakers had to do it. So, in the meantime, it appears that the FLDS could probably get away with marrying off their children. Go, Huckabee!

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