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To: Prince of Space
“She turned 18 in November, which is right around the time Obama was conceived.

Mrs. Prince of Space”


Remember that a individual was not an adult until 21 at that point in time. They were still a minor. I may be wrong, but it has been stated on this forum in the past that the laws about conferring citizenship at the time stated that a person must live in the US for a period of time after their 15th birthday, in order to confer citizenship. That way a minor could not be used to give birth to a non-citizen, and then claim citizenship for the child.
586 posted on 07/17/2012 5:52:09 PM PDT by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Yulee
Remember that a individual was not an adult until 21 at that point in time. They were still a minor. I may be wrong, but it has been stated on this forum in the past that the laws about conferring citizenship at the time stated that a person must live in the US for a period of time after their 15th birthday, in order to confer citizenship. That way a minor could not be used to give birth to a non-citizen, and then claim citizenship for the child.

You are confusing the voting and drinking age for the age of consent. Today, in most states, the age of consent (to sexual intercourse) is 16. Very likely, the age of consent in 1960 Hawaii was 18. If you are referring to a girl's ability to pass on citizenship if the child is born in a foreign country, then that is a different issue from legal "adult" status.

775 posted on 07/18/2012 7:25:37 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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