Josten Bundy was given an ultimatum by Texas judge in July: either get married within 30 days to his 19-year-old girlfriend or face 15 days in jail. Bundy caught himself a misdemeanor assault charge for punching Jayne's ex-boyfriend in the jaw when he was confronted. Fearing he may lose his job if he spent two weeks in jail, Bundy and Elizabeth Jaynes decided to tie the knot via the justice of the peace. Although the couple discussed marriage just six months after dating each other, this wasn't what they had in mind:
"It just felt like we weren't going to be able to have the wedding we wanted,” said Jaynes. “It was just going to be kind of pieced together, I didn't even have a white dress.”
Needless to say, Jayne's father is pissed, and when he reached out to lawyers, he wasn't taken seriously:
“[I felt] anger; I was mad. [The judge] can’t do this by court ordering somebody to be married,” said Kenneth Jaynes. “I contacted a couple of lawyers but they told me someone was trying to pull my leg…that judges don't court order somebody to get married.”
The sentence is likely to be thrown out because it's not legal.
Stay weird, Texas.