October 13, 2017

India’s Supreme Court Rules Sex With Child Brides Is Rape – Time

India’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sex with an underage wife constitutes rape, in a landmark ruling that campaigners […]
October 11, 2017

Ohio may ban female genital mutilation for girls under 18 – Dayton Daily News

Ohio does not explicitly prohibit female genital mutilation — a practice that state Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, wants […]
October 3, 2017

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive – The New York Times

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has […]
September 29, 2017

New state law seeks to reduce the number of child brides in Texas – Texas Tribune

Texas has one of the highest child marriage rates in the country, but a new law seeks to […]
September 25, 2017

State Senator Wants to Raise Ohio’s Minimum Marrying Age – CleveScene

After a shocking investigation by the Dayton Daily News earlier this month which revealed that more than 4,400 girls younger than 17 […]
September 22, 2017

This Teen Launched a Campaign to End Child Marriage in the U.S. – Teen Vogue

Child marriage is happening in the United States. Some may assume that in the U.S., the minimum age to […]
September 21, 2017

Senator Yuko introduces legislation to prohibit child marriages under the age of 16 – WFMJ

Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko introduced legislation to update Ohio’s antiquated child marriage law. The bill would increase […]
September 18, 2017

New legislation targets female genital mutilation in Michigan – WWMT

Federal prosecutors indicted two women accused of taking their seven year old daughters to a Michigan clinic for […]
September 18, 2017

REP. TROTT ON INDICTMENT OF MOTHERS IN DETROIT FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION CASE – Dave Trott

Today, federal prosecutors charged two Minnesota mothers with Female Genital Mutilation and Conspiracy to Commit Female Genital Mutilation […]
September 14, 2017

NC laws lead to higher-than-average child marriage rates – Daily Tar Heel

Although census data shows child marriages in the United States are rare, a report by the Tahirih Justice […]
September 12, 2017

Lawmakers say they’ll consider changes to Ohio child marriage laws – Dayton Daily News

Political leaders on both sides of the aisle are interested in changing Ohio’s marriage laws after reading a […]
September 11, 2017

Ohio’s child marriage laws outdated, advocate says – Dispatch

Ohio’s marriage laws allowing underage teens to marry are too liberal and create potential for exploiting young girls, […]
September 10, 2017

Cassandra Levesque is Determined to End Child Marriage in New Hampshire – Teen Vogue

When 17-year-old Cassandra Levesque approached the New Hampshire State House on March 9, she didn’t come to make […]
September 9, 2017

Ohio not among states looking to change their child marriage law – Dayton Daily News

Leaders in a dozen states across the nation are examining a question that seems more suited to a […]
September 9, 2017

State Laws Still Allow Child Marriage in America – HowStuffWorks

It seems unthinkable that children are still getting married in 21st-century America. Yet, it’s happening in every corner of the […]
September 1, 2017

Female Genital Mutilation Bill Flies Through Texas Senate – USNews

The Texas Senate has unanimously approved harsher penalties for female genital mutilation in the country’s second-largest state. The […]
August 31, 2017

The Loopholes That Allow Child Marriage In The U.S. – NPR

Child marriage isn’t just a practice that victimizes girls in poor countries. As this blog has previously reported, it’s […]
August 31, 2017

Grown Men Are Exploiting Loopholes In State Laws To Marry Children – Huffington Post

Loopholes in state laws are allowing child marriage to flourish in the U.S., despite research showing that the […]
August 31, 2017

Report: Maryland marriage laws make forced child marriage more likely – The Daily Record

Maryland’s marriage laws have several “loopholes” which can make forced or coerced child marriage more likely, according to […]
August 21, 2017

Marriage bill important for child’s protection – NewsPress

State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, has a history of protecting children through state legislation, passing bills requiring […]
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