Sun. Jun 20th, 2021

Today’s batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal:

Question: I was recently hanging out with a friend, having a beer at one of our local brew pubs, and our discussion focused on the topic of bad laws. I brought up the topic of blue laws where alcohol was not allowed to be sold on Sundays as well as retail stores being closed. Thankfully, that has been changed. My friend who is from North Carolina suggested that one of the bad laws that is currently allowed in our state is that 14-year-olds are allowed to marry. That sounds like something that should have been repealed before the blue laws. What’s the deal with that law? You can’t drive, or vote, or consume alcoholic beverages and you can get married? I’m not aware of many 14-year-olds who are capable of making a good decision in that area, and it seems like it’s a setup for some form of abuse. Are there any limitations or restrictions? Are we the only state that still allows this? What’s keeping it from being repealed?