Why in Scotland you can marry at 16?Watch
I've noticed that in Scotland you can marry at 16, is there any reason for it? I mean, marriage is marriage, if the relationship works then it works, we as a society are much too judgemental about large age gaps, or a person doing something significant younger than average (like going to university and dating).
Marriage at 16 is low enough for me without parental consent, sometimes it does work. Plus if someone is mature enough to vote, pilot a glider, move out from their parents, rent an apartment, hold a joint tenancy of a mansion, work full-time and leave school (all granted at 16) then they should be able to marry without parental consent.
For those who want to raise the marriage age: If you raise it to 18, raise everything else that I just said, or it's hypocrisy.