Advocates Demand New York Lawmakers Outlaw Child Marriage

Unchained at Last’s has displayed incredible leadership on criminalizing child marriage in the US.

Child advocates in New York are attempting to overturn a law that allows children as young as 14 years old to wed because they say it can trap minors in sexual abuse and domestic violence. Democratic Assemblywoman Amy Paulin on Tuesday introduced a bill to raise the minimum age for marriage to 17. New York is one of three states that allow 14-year-olds to marry with parental and judicial consent. Read more here:

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