End Child Marriage in New York

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every year 15 million girls around the world are married before they turn 18 TANZANIA SOUTH SUDAN BANGLADESH NEPAL ZIMBABWE YEMEN MALAWI NEW YORK Do you know the minimum age for marriage in New York State? I think it’s 16? 18? 17? I believe it’s 18? It’s actually 14 years old. Whoa! That’s crazy. New York law says kids as young as 14 can get married with permission from their parents and a judge. That’s kind of messed up. I think it’s ridiculous. 14 years old? No. I mean, it’s too young. At least 3,850 children under 18 were married in New York between 2000 and 2010. Married girls are more likely to drop out of school, live in poverty and endure domestic violence. Tell New York State lawmakers to support legislation to #EndChildMarriage

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