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August 16, 2022

In 44 States There Is No Legal Minimum Age In The US For Marriage, As Long As There Is Parental Consent.

In 44 States There Is No Legal Minimum Age In The US For Marriage, As Long As There Is Parental Consent. 2
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Unbelievable as it may sound, child marriage is a perfectly legal practice in almost all states in the U.S.The only caveat is that the parents have to give permission for the marriage.  The only states in which you must be at least 18 years old to marry are Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island with 20 others where there is no legal age. According to Equality Now, in just the years between 2000 and 2010 over 240,000 child marriages occurred with the majority being older men marrying underage girls.

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