State Senator Wants to Raise Ohio’s Minimum Marrying Age – CleveScene

After a shocking investigation by the Dayton Daily News earlier this month which revealed that more than 4,400 girls younger than 17 had been married in Ohio between 2000-2015, State Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) is sponsoring new legislation.

“Ohio’s child marriage law is antiquated and out of step with 21st century values,” said Yuko, in a statement. “I am introducing this bill to make sure our laws protect children and teenagers. In most cases, underage marriages have a devastating impact on a child’s future, with girls typically suffering the most.”

Read more here: https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2017/09/21/state-senator-wants-to-raise-ohios-minimum-marrying-age

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