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IMMORAL LEGISLATION.

TO THE EDITOR, Sie,— Allow me, in answer to letter, to state that, though a girl may marry at the age of twelve years, she cannot do so without the consent of parent or guardian. If she bo without either of these, then she must have the consent of a magistrate even up to the age of twenty-one. We thus see how our present laws work. As to marriage and property she is pro* tected, and why not extend to her further protection as to the point in question ? Of course, every law is subject to abuse, but as it exists now it is all on the one side, and that the side of the strong. All we desire and plead for is that out laws be equal, and that the same protection should bo extended to women as to men, more especially as in these cases the former are the far greater sufferers,—l am, etc., I?*P. Dunedin, September §<

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IMMORAL LEGISLATION., Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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IMMORAL LEGISLATION. Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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