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June 5, 2019

Louisiana lawmakers reject bill to set a minimum marriage age – NBC News

Louisiana lawmakers rejected a bill on Sunday that would have set a minimum age to marry and instead rewrote the […]
May 14, 2019
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This summer, I’ll attend the wedding of a child bride in the Deep South — the same place where my 32-year-old friend is a grandmother

One day this summer, in the sweltering heat of exurban Atlanta’s Deep South Side, south of Jonesboro but […]
May 1, 2019

Congress fights to save historic female genital mutilation case – Detroit Free Press

In a move that could revive Detroit’s historic female genital mutilation prosecution, Congress has intervened in the case, […]
April 17, 2019

Female mutilation law earns support – Neighbors Newspaper

*The original article mistakenly says 22 states have yet to criminalize FGM, the accurate number is 19 because […]
April 15, 2019
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Nevada lawmakers consider raising marriage age to 18 – Las Vegas Review-Journal

CARSON CITY — As Nevada lawmakers weigh an outright ban on marriage before age 18, data from the […]
April 4, 2019

State bills to outlaw female genital mutilation deserved vote – HeraldNet

Our state Legislature just failed to ban the barbaric procedure known as female genital mutilation (FGM). About half […]
April 2, 2019

Child brides: Heather was only 15 when she said ‘I do’. She was also pregnant – BBC

The image above is a stock image. Heather was a beautiful bride. She said her vows outside under […]
March 28, 2019
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Idaho prides itself on personal freedoms, but one child bride explains how her parents’ freedom cost her dearly – Inlander

Angel Dwyer’s family came to North Idaho for the beautiful log cabin home they were able to buy […]
March 27, 2019

Bill Would Ban Child Marriage In Massachusetts – WBUR News

The image above is a stock image. Hearing Room A-2 at the Massachusetts State House fell quiet Tuesday […]
March 21, 2019

Queensland woman who took daughters to Somalia for genital mutilation jailed – The Guardian

An extremely sick Queensland woman who took her two daughters to Somalia for genital mutilation will go to […]
March 21, 2019

NH bill to end child marriage set aside – SeaCoastOnline

CONCORD — The House tabled state Rep. Cassie Levesque’s latest attempt to end child marriage Tuesday, but she […]
March 20, 2019

Bill banning female genital mutilation in North Carolina clears first state Senate committee – JournalNow

A N.C. Senate bill that would ban female genital mutilation cleared its first committee step Tuesday. Senate Bill […]
March 13, 2019

Senators seek to change immigration law to curb child marriages – NBC News

Republican senators introduced a bill Wednesday to close loopholes in U.S. immigration law that have allowed thousands of […]
March 13, 2019

Bill makes female cutting a crime in Iowa – RadioIowa

The Iowa Senate has unanimously voted to ban female genital mutilation and charge those who perform the procedure […]
March 11, 2019

The Flame of Feminism Is Alive in Iran – ForeignPolicy.com

The revolution that swept through Iran 40 years ago ruptured all diplomatic ties between Iran and the United […]
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