Age for marriage/Age difference.

United States
June 22, 2011 9:18pm CST
I recently came across an article: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/06/21/2011-06-21_green_mile_actor_doug_hutchison_51_marries_aspiring_country_singer_courtney_alex.html In this article, the age to consent to marriage is 18 years of age unless parental consent, in which her parents consented. The young bride's mother even went as far as revealing some personal information that would make most children cringe from embarrassment. "Courtney was a virgin when she married Doug", "She was a good Christian girl." "She is a beautiful girl, She has real breasts, real lips, she's not plastic." What do you think about this? Do you think the age between them is ridiculous? Do you think that a 16 year old should be marrying a 51 year old? Do you agree with the parents consent?
2 responses
• United States
23 Jun 11
I don't believe it, honestly. It sounds like a major publicity stunt. She does not look 16 in the slightest and if they got married over a month ago, why is it only just coming out now? And why aren't there more pictures of them together? Something just seems really off about this whole story.
• United States
23 Jun 11
I don't know, NY Daily News normally isn't off.
• United States
23 Jun 11
I'm talking about the source material, not the publisher. It sounds like a publicity stunt. There are too many holes in the story that don't add up.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
23 Jun 11
No. Marrying off a poor girl to an old man --obviously to get over financial crisis --this has been there since ages. Mother wanted to introduce her daughter in excellent terms and possibly that is why she has said certain details which make people embarrassed. have a nice day.