Monday, September 29, 2008

Press Starts to Admit Truth About Texas "Underage Marriage."

As far as I know, I was the first blogger or reporter to go to Texas' website and actually look at the stats (May 5th) and find proof that Texas did in fact marry young girls off, even after the passage of the Hilderbran bill. I'm totally cool with the idea that someone else saw it first, but as far as I know, I was first. Nevertheless, now the press is starting admit publicly that Texas DOES marry underage girls;

The Houston Chronicle
- "Keith Dutson was listed as being in a monogamous union with a 16-year-old. The document, which the state says it seized from the ranch during a raid in April, indicates Dutson was 22 at the time.

Abram Jeffs was listed as having five wives, including one who was 16.

Texas law prohibits sex between an adult man and a child 16 or younger, except in very narrow circumstances."

Now that's different. Up until this point I have seen no public admission in the press that Texas ever allowed "underage girls" to marry. What's significant about that? The press has played along with Texas in perpetrating the fraud that if you see a pregnant teen, you see evidence of a crime. Clearly, the answer to that is no. They hedge their bets with the qualifier that it is under "very narrow circumstances," but they're admitting what most of us on the FLDS side of the issue have been hollering all along.

A Pregnant Teen is NOT prima facie evidence of a crime.

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ztgstmv said...

Not only that, it's not in itself probable cause to demand the girl be pulled aside and interviewed, let alone require that all her sisters, friends, and schoolmates be interviewed.

What Voss did that night at YFZ was so illegal. All they have to do is quote the Gates opinion to sue her to high heavens.

The Pharisee said...

Any other community organized along the same or similar lines as YFZ should teach their children from an early age to assert their rights when questioned.