"two consenting adults" ... every word of that statement connotes bigotry. You've mentioned "two". But why is marriage limited to "adults"? Don't children have the right to love and be loved also? If you prevent a 13-year-old from marrying, that just shows that you hate children and don't want them to be happy. And why "consenting"? I should be allowed to marry anyone I want. If she doesn't agree, well that's just too bad for her. The police should force her at gunpoint to marry me. You say that would be "wrong"? Who are you to judge me? It sounds like you are being awfully intolerant of the beliefs of many cultures that have practiced kidnapping women into harems.