Child Marriage in Virginia

While the average age of marriage has been increasing in the United States, there are still many girls who get married before they finish high school. While most states have a minimum age to marry of 18, these laws have exceptions when there is parental consent to the marriage. In Virginia, 4,500 children were married between 2004 and 2013; most of these children were girls married to adults.

Read more at: http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/03/14/child-marriage-virginia

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