But it's male husband and female(little girl) wifey so it's ok in Kansas. I guess I'm gonna have to broaden the scope of old jokes like "if I marry my brother's daughter am I still an uncle?". Can't just relegate those sorts of comments to Arkansas anymore.
Man Charged for Having Sex With Teen Wife
By KEVIN O'HANLONThe Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2005; 8:14 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A 22-year-old man faces criminal charges in Nebraska for having sex with an underage 13-year-old girl, although he legally married her in Kansas after she became pregnant.
"The idea ... is repugnant to me," said Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning. "These people made the decision to send their ... 14-year-old daughter to Kansas to marry a pedophile."
He said the marriage is valid, thanks to the "ridiculous" Kansas law, "but it doesn't matter. I'm not going to stand by while a grown man ... has a relationship with a 13-year-old _ now 14-year-old _ girl."
Kansas law, however, sets no minimum marriage age, although case law sets the minimum age at 14 for boys and 12 for girls. The marriage must be approved by both parents or guardian, or by a district court judge...(lWaPo via Atrios)