Some days just give you so much fodder. Fans of obscure trivia will recall that Senator Kay O'Connor, currently running for Secretary of State, once came out against the 19th Amendment, arguing that if men did their jobs, women wouldn't need to have the vote. Today, she returned to the headlines by coming out for underage marriage
Citing Loretta Lynn and the Virgin Mary as successful women who married young, Sen. Kay O’Connor voted against a bill that would prohibit 14-year-olds from marrying.
But the Senate didn’t go along with O’Connor on Wednesday, approving the measure 36-4. The House is expected to take up the bill today, and if it approves, the proposal will be sent to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has called for restrictions on underage marriages.
During Senate debate, O’Connor, R-Olathe, said, “I see this as a pro-abortion bill.”
Because the only options for a pregnant teenager are marriage or abortion.