In a move that is sure to fuel late-night talk show host’s monologues for weeks to come, the state of Alabama has allowed a 14-year-old boy to marry a 42-year-old woman. Interestingly enough this is entirely legal under Alabama law.
“It is unusual but it’s nobody’s business,” Daina said during a brief telephone interview. “It’s nobody’s business who I fell in love with.”
She said she feared that the information, once known, would jeopardize her job and possibly the custody arrangement of her children.
“We happen to be on the proper side of the law,” said I.V.‘s father. “It’s in the laws of five states. Why is it so wrong?”
It seems that at least two other states, Kansas and Texas, allow 14-year-olds to marry with just parental consent. The boy’s father feels his son is mature enough to make such a decision even at his young age and offers the following words of wisdom when asked if he thinks the marriage will last:
O’Rourke said he believes that Daina and I.V.‘s relationship will last.
If not, “Divorce is easy,” he said. “If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work.”
I would like to suggest a new slogan for Alabama license plates: It ain’t pedophilia if he/she is your spouse!