Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Life in the Red States

Where evolution doesn't make sense, but marrying off your 13 year old to her rapist does.

Let's say your 13 year old daughter is seduced -- raped, in fact -- by a 22 year old man. She gets pregnant.

What to do?

Well, in Nebraska, where it's not legal for a 13 year old to get married, what you do is you take her across the state line to Kansas, wher 12 year old girls can legally marry, and marry her to the dude. Because, after all, the problem is not, in fact, that she has been sexually abused by this guy. The problem is that she's an unmarried slut. Once she's married, everything's gone to be cool.

Dr. Laura says so.

Nebraska D.A., though, disagrees, and is charging the 22 year old with sexual asault.

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