‘I do’ at 14: Michigan’s secret child marriages – Target 8

Senator Mike Moon

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Adults in Michigan are marrying children as young as 14 and it’s perfectly legal.

Few people know because the state hides the marriage documents, sealing them from the public.

Ann (a pseudonym), married in West Michigan at the age of 14.

“We went to the courthouse. It took five minutes,” she said. “I think we kissed or something, and that was it.”

Now nearly 40 and living in Florida, Ann told Target 8 the decision that was made for her decades ago still affects her life.

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