Colorado, what the heck?

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  1. Rocky

    Rocky Former Member

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    Colorado court say that girls as young as 15 can marry 38 year old Pedoviles!!! And since they use the English commonlaw it says boys at 14 and girls at 12 yo can marry... :confused:


    Girls Can Marry at 15, Colo. Court Finds


    anyone want to cast a vote for Colorado on the Wall of Shame?
     
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  3. j2mirish

    j2mirish Former Member

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    I read this and about fell out of my chair..........my God, what are they thinking- I have a 12 year old daughter.....it is not even conceviable, that someone could say she is capable of marriage....There are alot of days anymore, I wonder why I even read the news :bang:
     
  4. luvbeaches

    luvbeaches New Member

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    Wow, that's hard to believe. What are they thinking? :(
     
  5. CyberLaw

    CyberLaw Former Member

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    Why would this state "recognize" English common law.....I am perplexed.....as the legal system is not based on the "English" system in the states are far as I knew.....but then I am Canadian and could be wrong when it comes to the states.

    Anyone want to hazard a guess.....why this state.....
     
  6. Eoanthropus Dawsoni

    Eoanthropus Dawsoni New Member

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    The legal system in the United States and most other English speaking countries is based on English Common Law. Common law is largely based upon tradition, some of which reaches all the way back to Roman law. In England, common law became the common (as opposed to every town or jurisdiction having it's own legal system) law of the nation about 800 years ago. This is where we get our concept of trial by jury, contracts, legal marriage, etc.

    In the USA common law is more often used in civil cases rather than criminal, which seems to be the source of the problem in Colorado: marriage is a civil law matter however child molestation is criminal.
     
  7. Maral

    Maral New Member

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    Every state in the U.S., with the exception of Louisiana, bases it's laws on English Commom Law. Lousisana's laws are based on the French civil code.
     
  8. Eoanthropus Dawsoni

    Eoanthropus Dawsoni New Member

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    Quebec also uses French law.
     
  9. Rocky

    Rocky Former Member

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    according to the article 10 states follow the "english system" I wonder who the other 9 states are?
     
  10. Eoanthropus Dawsoni

    Eoanthropus Dawsoni New Member

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    AL, CO, DC, IA, KS, MT, OK, RI, SC, TX, and UT have common law marriage.
     
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    ellen13 New Member

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    Yeah, this is the same state that couldn't solve the JBR murder
     
  12. sharpar

    sharpar If dogs dont go to heaven I want to go where they

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    In texas goes back to at least pioneer times when it might be a year before minister or priest came to the settlements. Couple would declare themselves married to the community and have the marriage santified by clergy when he was in town.
     

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