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New Report Examines Alarming Laws That Allow Child Marriage in the U.S.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

"State laws are failing to protect children from the devastating consequences of child marriage, according to a new report released today by the Tahirih Justice Center. The report, Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America, is the first comprehensive analysis of provisions in all 50 states and Washington, DC that leave children more vulnerable to forced marriage and the harms of early marriage. The report also details the kinds of safeguards states can adopt to help protect children, but concludes that the best safeguard is a minimum marriage age of 18 without exceptions."

Read the full press release here.