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US: Massachusetts Should End Child Wedding

Bill Would Prohibit Anybody Under 18 From Marrying

End Child Wedding in Massachusetts

Youngster wedding can be forced or easily coerced by moms and dads. Research on the effects of youngster wedding shows it really is deeply harmful placing girls vulnerable to negative health conditions, interrupted training, poverty, and domestic violence.

Between 2000 and 2016, significantly more than 1,200 kids under age 18 had been hitched in Massachusetts, in accordance with federal federal federal government information. The majority of them had been girls marrying adult guys. Fifty-seven had been under age 16, the state‚Äôs age that is legal of The present legislation sets the minimal marriage age at 18, but permits children to marry with authorization from a judge and consent that is parental. (more…)