Tag Archives: Child Marriage

Some States Lag Behind in Child Marriage Legislation

In 2017, New York enacted new restrictions on child marriages in the state, changing its minimum age for marriage from 14 to 18 and requiring both parental and judicial consent for marriages between 17 and 18 years old. There are other states, however, that still have a long way to go with regard to protecting… Read More »

Child Marriage and Divorce in the United States

Within the last few years alone, 12 states have discussed bills in their legislatures that center on the issue of the legality of child marriage. So far, all these states have said children under the age of 18 can marry, but there are certain conditions attached to it. An important follow-up question that has not… Read More »