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Editorial: Don’t change the minimum age on marriage in Arizona

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The greatest poets and musicians in history have tried to unravel the mysteries of love for centuries. The mere fact this age’s best continue to try should tell us how futile their efforts have been.

Now, a Scottsdale legislator wants to change the age restriction on when someone can get married in Arizona.

Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita wants to make it illegal to grant a marriage license to anyone younger than 18 in Arizona. Current law allows anyone who is 16 or 17 to marry, if they have the permission of a parent.

We understand the logic behind the proposal and, in general, think it is better to wait to tie the knot, but experience has taught us love is rarely logical. We do not support this proposal.

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