Thanks to the nanny state of Nebraska, parental decisions are moot and newborn babies are evidence of rape.
A 14 year old girl's parents gave permission to 22 year old Matthew Koso to marry their daughter. Nebraska doesn't allow anyone under the age of 17 to get married so Matt and his fiancee (pregnant at the time) crossed the border to Kansas where such marriages are legal.
Nebraska is charging Matthew with statutory rape, a charge that has a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison.
Kansas' governor is "embarrassed" that her state still allows parents freedom to determine when their daughters are eligible for marriage and has proposed that the minimum age be raised.
To the prosecutors "shock" most of the responses he's gotten from his constituents are in support of the couple. Looks like there are more libertarians out there than the statists would have you believe....