Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

New York: The 6th State To Ban Child Marriage

From KFVS:

Governor signed a bill Thursday that prohibits any marriage in which either party is under the age of 18 in New York. This legislation will make New York the sixth state to ban child marriage in the United States.

A recent study shows that “nearly 300,000 minors were legally married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2018.”

Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Rhode Island and New York have passed legislation to end all marriage before 18, according to the report.

Read more here.

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