MO Republican Backs Marriage For 12 Year-Old Children

As I keep writing, this is not about protecting children, but instead it is forcing a religious lifestyle on everyone.   Clearly in his mind it is a 12 year old girl marrying an older boy / adult man.   He would be the first to be appalled if a 12 year old boy was allowed / forced to marry an older boy or adult male.   That is because to some religious minded people, girls / women are property of men for the use of childbearing and providing men with pleasure as the man wishes.  It is misogyny at its worse.  This is about allowing religious parents and church leaders to set the rules for all other parents and those parents kids.  It is the attempt to return to a Christian religion dominated society that these religious people are desperate to have as a way to please their god.   I wish people would see how blatant this has become.   Hugs

The Springfield News-Leader reports:

During debate Tuesday on a bill banning gender-affirming care for transgender minors, Missouri State Senator Mike Moon suggested children as young as 12 should have the right to marry with parental permission.

“Do you know any kids who have been married at age 12? I do. And guess what? They’re still married,” Moon said in response to questioning by Democratic state Representative Peter Meredith.

In debate on the bill, Rep. Meredith cited Moon’s stance on child marriage as inconsistent with his aim of protecting children through his bill banning transgender care for minors.

Read the full article.

Moon last appeared here in February when he introduced a K-12 “Don’t Say Gay” bill. He first appeared on JMG in June 2017 when he slaughtered a chicken on Facebook Live in an attempt to make a point about abortion. Yes, really. Moon was a primary sponsor of Missouri’s successful resolution calling for a convention of the states, at which right wingers hope to approve constitutional amendments to ban abortion and same-sex marriage nationwide.


From the linked article.   

A southwest Missouri Republican from Ash Grove, Moon’s support of child marriage in some instances has been long documented. In 2018 Missouri passed a law raising the marriage age in the state from 15 to 16 and requiring parental permission for older teenagers to marry. Moon opposed the bill at the time — citing the same anecdote of a couple he met in college who had married one another at age 12.


Moon’s support of the practice resurfaced during a committee hearing on a bill introduced by Moon that would ban gender-affirming care for transgender children. If passed the bill would ban health care providers from performing gender-affirming surgeries on any minor or from prescribing or administering cross-sex hormones or puberty-blocking drugs to a minor for a gender transition, unless such minor was receiving such treatment prior to August 28, 2023.

In debate on the bill, Rep. Meredith cited Moon’s stance on child marriage as inconsistent with his aim of protecting children through his bill banning transgender care for minors.

“I’ve heard you talk about parents’ rights to raise their kids how they want. In fact, I just double checked. You voted no on making it illegal for kids to be married to adults at the age of 12. If their parents consented to it, you said actually, that should be the law because it’s the parents right and the kids right to decide what’s best for them. To be raped by an adult,” Meredith said.

God forbid a child bride hears a drag queen read Charlotte’s Web.

Might give her the idea she has value beyond being a broodmare.

If you want to get technical the Bible never specifies an age of consent (for marriage or sexual activity). So IF they want to be biblical they should allow child rape from birth. It’s one of the moral failings that the Bible got wrong. Just like slavery.


Yeah, let’s have more of this.

The young boys that are kept as sex toys aren’t in the picture because that’s private men’s business.


I seem to recall some xstain men getting some of that too.


Hey, if he thinks 12 year-olds can do adult things like marry he should have no problem with 12 year olds having access to gender affirming healthcare.

This useful idiot accidentally made one of the best arguments concerning healthcare for Transkids.

Republican Jesus:

Child brides-A-okay

Gender affirming healthcare-a plot to destroy murica.

12 year olds getting married and pregnant, but not allowed to learn how they got pregnant.

Girls married off at 12 are not likely to have the knowledge or resources necessary to extricate themselves from that situation. OF COURSE they’re still married! They have absolutely nowhere else to go, as Humbert said about Lolita.

His only measure for the “success” of marriage is if it ends in divorce, or if it ends in death. The ones that end in death are the “successes”.

Makes no more sense than “a 15-year-old is too immature to decide to get an abortion, but is mature enough to have a baby.”

“They’re still married”. Ah, but did they ever get the chance to grow up?


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