Yes, it was right that marriages were outlawed for girls in Virginia that were as young as 12. It is ridiculous that it was allowed in the first place. The prior law allowed girls to get married if their parents consented and if they were pregnant, and it could be used for purposes of sex trafficking and child rape.
Yes, 12 years old is a little young to be getting married. Marriage is a legal relationship and if the participants are not even old enough to drive yet, they certainly should not be getting married yet. It is a little creepy and gross also to be perfectly and completely honest.
Virginia was right to pass a law that stops girls as young as 12 from marrying. Even if these young girls had the consent of their parents, they are still too young to be married. Children should have to time enjoy growing up without being thrusts into a serious adult commitment like marriage.
There is no way that marriage should be allowed for girls as young as 12 even with parental consent. As is reflected in the age of consent in almost all countries around the world, a child of this age is completely incapable of making such a large decision for themselves.