Should marriage before age 18 be legal?

Kyle 2012/08/30 00:01:51
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  • adeenmckenziekennedy 2012/09/07 22:17:35
  • ajracestables1 2012/08/31 05:44:59
    If they have the parental permission. If they don't have permission then no.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/08/31 00:51:23
  • firelooker 2012/08/30 23:48:13
    Call me old fashioned but todays youth are way too immature to get married b4 18, Wait til you have a chance to explore other relationships b4 you make that choice. I got married the first time when I was 21 it lasted a yr, I was too immature to be married. 2nd time was the charm though, I was 24 then & had sown most of my wild oats.
  • alyssa~skeeter 2012/08/30 20:54:26
    this is a tough one because some young people might think they wanna get married but will end up divorcing but others actaully will be together i mean it really just matters on who the people getting married are
  • wutever 2012/08/30 20:22:18
  • Professor Wizard 2012/08/30 19:41:23
    Professor Wizard
    Tough call!

    My Grandfather married My Grandmother.. when she was 13.. and He was 27... that was many many years ago... Today - Grandpa would be arrested for dating her!

    FYI: They had 13 children.. and were married to his death at 85 years of age.

    I think people were more mature back then.

    Hell - - I think people were more mature when I was 17, looking at how 17 year old act today.

    I think it should be law, you have to wait until your are 30 to get married!

    Ok.. I'll compromise at 25.
  • Limeh 2012/08/30 17:00:29 (edited)
    far too young and immature to make those kinds of decisions and if you REALLY love each other that much you won't mind waiting and you'll still be as in love when your 30..
  • Swan Eshdeh 2012/08/30 15:12:00
    Swan Eshdeh
    but again they have to put another 'base' age
  • Lina Al-alami 2012/08/30 15:09:54
    Lina Al-alami
    yes y not ?!
    but maybe it's better if it's after age 18
  • Black_Rose 2012/08/30 13:11:39
    No offense to anyone, but I think whoever wants to get married before 18 is not using their brain correctly.I even think people under the age of 24 shouldn't get married. You're so young, you or your partner could always change their minds. If you're meant to be, just keep dating. Wait until you're mature enough for marriage, and you know 100% sure you belong with that person, and you can see yourself with them the rest of your life. .
  • krishan chandra 2012/08/30 13:05:58
    krishan chandra
    It is not good .
  • july_12 2012/08/30 13:04:54
    is legal if your parents agree.........
  • Mae 2012/08/30 12:39:01
    Teenagers need more time to mature before jumping into marriage. It's not about the law controlling you, this one is about common sense!
  • handimom 2012/08/30 06:32:43
    Throughout history people got married whenever they and their parents decided, not the law.
  • waterlady 2012/08/30 06:29:47
    Children's brains don't develop fully until 25. This would be a more mature age to marry.
  • rebecca waterlady 2012/08/30 09:31:28
  • ashlee 2012/08/30 04:42:12
    What is so important that you can't wait until you're eighteen? I think that even eighteen is to young. I don't know what I want with love and I'm 19. Of course I suppose that there could be exceptions.
  • Pinball Wizard 2012/08/30 04:09:14
    Pinball Wizard
    I think it should be 21 before you can get married. Grandparents, married very young, had many children, & had it much worse then we have it now.
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/08/30 03:38:47
    Legal, yes, wise, perhaps not...
  • katy.isodo 2012/08/30 03:26:17
    I don't think anyone under the age of 18 - and many even older than 18 are emotionally able to handle a marriage relationship. Marriage takes more than love - and love especially in this time in a persons life can often be confused with just lust. There is also the issue of finances, etc. I'm not saying it can't work.. I'm saying it's not likely. I got married right after I turned 20 and know I wasn't ready - not even close, though I cared for him.
  • Amberwolf 17 2012/08/30 03:21:08
    Amberwolf 17
    Only in certain situations and with parental consent. I love my boyfriend so much and we really want to get married, but for now he's only 16 so I'll have to wait. I really want to go ahead and move out with him, but I can't without causing mass chaos with my family if we are not married by then. I'm still scared of how my family will react because my uncle actually disowned his daughter just because she was dating a black guy. (There won't be a racism issue in my situation, even though that same uncle probably thinks my boyfriend is gay because of the way he looks...)
  • mama sew,gung ho 2012/08/30 03:16:39
    mama sew,gung ho
    Hell No,it should be like the drinking age of 21! So young men,and women will have a full frontal lobe development and make more rational decisions!
  • David 2012/08/30 03:10:19
    Not before 30!
  • disclaimer 2012/08/30 03:01:23
    You can wait a couple years to get married. But child brides aren't a good idea. You hear those stories of creeps kidnapping teenage girls and "marrying" them, and the last thing we need is for that to be potentially legal.
  • Vijay Pawar 2012/08/30 02:55:29
    Vijay Pawar
    No Never !
  • Tallulah 2012/08/30 02:50:38
    Sure why not? I wouldn't get married before eighteen but if somebody else wants to I don't care honestly.
  • YoursTruly 2012/08/30 02:12:22
    It is in other places
  • Absalom! 2012/08/30 02:02:00
    yes, in some cases.
  • rereblue 2012/08/30 01:57:10
    Not without parental consnet. I'm 18, and I think I still have a lot to learn. I've been with the same guy since I was 14 and I am completely in love with him, and we have talked about it, and we are both still so young. I know a lot of people think they are ready, but marriage is still a HUGE step. When you're 18 you're allowed to do what you want, but before then you're still considered a child, and I personally don't think that many people are ready to have the responsibility of a wife or husband at such a young age.
  • mileylover 2012/08/30 01:56:19
  • Michelle mileylover 2012/08/30 02:03:45
    Why do you say that?

    Fourteen year olds are definitely not old enough to make that kind of commitment. No fourteen year old is ever ready for marriage.
  • rebecca Michelle 2012/08/30 09:34:15
    yeah cause i say the youngest is 16
  • Emotive 2012/08/30 01:35:45
  • overseanancy 2012/08/30 01:20:23
    Why so fast? One should enjoy life for some time before getting married.
  • Kim(: 2012/08/30 01:07:41
  • Morgan 2012/08/30 01:05:34
    I agree with Angela Chambers but I still feel that if it's going to last that long then marriage can wait. Whether you're married or not the love will still be there.
  • Angela Chambers 2012/08/30 00:38:51
    Angela Chambers
    Some people are ready for marriage before the age of 18. Why ruin it for them?
  • Michelle Angela ... 2012/08/30 02:02:21 (edited)
    If a couple is ready to get married younger than eighteen, why should it be "ruining it" for them to wait another two years or so? If they're ready for marriage, two years is nothing-- and if they wouldn't be able to last two years without marriage, a marriage wouldn't last anyways. Married or not, they'd still be together, if they're a couple that would be able to have a proper, lasting marriage.
  • Mae Michelle 2012/08/30 12:38:05
    I would add, how are a couple of married 16-yr.-olds going to support themselves, anyway? Drop out of high school and get jobs? Who's going to hire them w/o a HS diploma, at least? If they love each other, they should be able to wait until they're 18, to say the least.

    I also have to say I love your Kaito Kid avatar!

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