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A man had to marry his 19-year-old girlfriend or go to jail.
Via: KLTV
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"I do, so I don't go to jail."

After Josten Bundy threw a few punches at his 19-year-old girlfriends ex-boyfriend, the cops were called and Bundy was brought into a criminal court. There, Judge Randall Rogers sentenced him to some counseling and writing bible verses, which is probably outside the realm of the law anyway.

Then Judge Rogers said he required the couple to get married in 30 days or Bundy would spent 15 days in jail.

KLTV described the events that led to the bizarre court order:

"[The ex-boyfriend] had been saying disrespectful things about Elizabeth, so I challenged him to a fight," said Bundy. "He stepped in and I felt like it was on and I hit him in the jaw twice."

Bundy said the ex-boyfriend did not require medical attention, but pressed assault charges.

"I took matters into my own hands and I know that's wrong," Bundy said. "I know I was raised better, but it happened."

At his sentencing hearing, Judge Randall Rogers asked Bundy about the fight.

"Is she worth it?" Judge Rogers asked Bundy, according to court transcripts.



The girlfriend, Elizabeth Jaynes, was rightfully embarrassed by the display the judge put on in the court.

"My face was so red, people behind me were laughing," said Jaynes. "[The judge] made me stand up in court."

Afraid of Bundy losing his job if he spent two weeks behind bars, the couple applied for their marriage license and scheduled a date with the justice of the peace to get married.



The couple said they were fine with getting married, but the quick deadline on the event meant that they couldn't plan the wedding they wanted. For instance, Jaynes' dad couldn't come and Bundy's sisters couldn't attend either.

Of course, this isn't legal. KLTV asked constitutional lawyer Attorney Blake Bailey, who blasted the probation requirements.

"To say you're not going to be criminally punished if you get married is way out of left field," said Bailey. "It sounds like the old days of shotgun weddings, but not even the judge is capable of enforcing, what he thinks is best for some people in his court."

All you can do is hope everything works out for this match made in a courthouse. And hope someone gets rid of that judge quick.

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It's a day of mourning for Cumberbitches around the world, as the Sherlock/Star Trek actor Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is getting married to actress Sophie Hunter.

Not only that, but he made the announcement in the classiest, least sensational way possible: a tiny print ad in The Times' classified section.

It was the final clue in a very secretive relationship that kept his fans guessing until they were spotted together this year at the French Open. They first met on the set of "Burlesque Fairytales."

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Via: Today
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No this isn't photoshopped, just a perfect day for a wedding.

A couple in Idaho was fortunate enough to have this heart-shaped cloud formation as the backdrop during their ceremony. And just in time too, as it reportedly rained during the reception.

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Via: Yahoo News
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While marriage proposal stories each have their own nuances, they are all pretty much the same. Justin Harrel of Oklahoma, however, definitely broke the mold when it came to how a man pops the question. Wanted in two different counties, Justin made sure that he would get down on one knee (in a manner of speaking) before being carted off to the big house. According to Yahoo News,he asked the arresting officer for a bit more time because he had something more he wanted to do:

"I advised Justin that he was under arrest and directed him to turn around and place his hands behind his back," the officer wrote in his police report. "Justin said, 'Steve, let's talk about this. Give me five minutes.'"

When the officer took him into custody, Harrel explained that he was about to propose to his girlfriend. He asked if he could go ahead with the proposal.

s The officer allowed Harrel to complete the marriage proposal, and Harrel's girlfriend eventually said yes. Harrel then asked the officer to get the engagement ring from his coat pocket and give it to her.

The officer handed the ring to the girlfriend.
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On a trip to Toronto, lucky boyfriend Dylan was treated to a Scott Pilgrim-themed scavenger hunt, culminating with this marriage proposal from his girlfriend. Well done.

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Young newlyweds Rich and Michele were tying the knot in Pittsburgh -- at the same time and place that The Dark Knight Rises was filming a fight scene.

Needing outdoor wedding photos but blocked by Batman, the crew came to the support of the couple, who even got a tour of the Tumbler.

When Gotham is in ashes, you have permission to kiss the bride.

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