Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US - as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

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Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US - as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

Post by Ria on Sun May 15, 2016 10:13 am



Child marriage chart reveals girls can wed at 12 in some parts of the US - as lawmakers battle to raise age to 16

Lawmakers in America are battling to overturn some of the country's most archaic laws, which stipulate that children as young as 12 can be married.

In the state of Virginia, it is officially still legal for girls as young as 12 or 13 to be brought to a courthouse with evidence of a pregnancy and wed, a practice that has come under increased scrutiny thanks to the Virginia Senator Jill Vogel R-Fauquier.

See the full artical: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/child-marriage-chart-reveals-girls-can-still-get-married-at-12-in-some-parts-of-the-us-as-lawmakers-a6921246.html#gallery
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