Sunday, June 18, 2006
Regular readers of this Blog may enjoy an editorial in the Denver Post that asserts that the recent ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals that a 15-year-old girl is old enough to be the common-law wife of a man twice her age is “ridiculous.” The editorial also asserts that it is “ludicrous to suggest that lawmakers would set 16 as the minimum age for statutory marriage but meant to allow 12-year-old common-law brides." [Note the analysis of this case in this Saturday’s Blog.] Source. Editorial, denverpost.com. To read the editorial in the Denver Post, please click here (last visited June 18, 2006, reo).