House judiciary turns sights to child marriage bills – Michigan Radio

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AHA Foundation’s Director of Policy and Women’s Programs was quoted in this news piece about legislation in Michigan to end child marriage.

A bill package to end child marriage in Michigan received a first House committee hearing Wednesday.

The legislation would close loopholes in current state law that allow parents to consent to their child’s marriage if the child is 16 or older. Kids under 16 can also marry if a judge also signs off.

Michele Hanash is the director of policy and women’s programs at the non-profit AHA Foundation. During testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, she called child marriage in Michigan a “legal trap” for children.

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