Child Marriage Bill Passes the Massachusetts House of Representatives – The East Boston Times-Free Press

Wyoming Republicans Fight For Their 'Constitutional Right' To Marry Children

As part of the Fiscal Year 2023 House Budget debate, An Act to End Child Marriage was adopted. This bill was filed by Representatives Kay Khan (D-Newton) and Paul Donato (D-Medford) during the 192nd Session as H.1709 then filed as a budget amendment by House Minority Leader, Representative Brad Jones (R-North Reading). This week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed the legislation to end the practice of child marriage under the age of 18 which is considered a human rights abuse by the U.S. State Department.

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Read our blog with Rep. Khan from November 2021 here and our blog with Jenn, a child marriage survivor who advocated in Massachusetts for the child marriage ban, also from November 2021, here.