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AnrothElf

(923 posts)
Tue May 21, 2024, 10:46 PM May 21

America has a child marriage epidemic--and it's even worse than you think

With more than 300,000 documented child marriages since 2000, Republicans are fighting to keep it that way

Qasim Rashid
May 15, 2024


First, let’s truly understand how bad this epidemic is in the United States. Despite widespread condemnation and international treaties against it, child marriage continues in the United States unabated. As reported in numerous outlets including the Washington Post and The Independent:

At least 207,468 minors married in the US between 2000 and 2015, according to data compiled by Unchained At Last, a group campaigning to abolish child marriage, and investigative documentary series Frontline. The true figure is likely to be much higher because 10 states provided no or incomplete statistics.

The youngest wedded were three 10-year-old girls in Tennessee who married men aged 24, 25 and 31 in 2001. The youngest groom was an 11-year-old who married a 27-year-old woman in the same state in 2006. Children as young as 12 were granted marriage licences in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina, while 11 other states allowed 13-year-olds to wed. More than 1,000 children aged 14 or under were granted marriage licences.

And the problem persists. Unchained At Last conducted another study in 2021 and found more than 300,000 documented cases of child marriage, as reported by Rolling Stone ...


Read more: https://qasimrashid.substack.com/p/america-has-a-child-marriage-epidemicand
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America has a child marriage epidemic--and it's even worse than you think (Original Post) AnrothElf May 21 OP
What?! Deuxcents May 21 #1
How awful for the kids. JanMichael May 21 #2
WTF!? chowder66 May 21 #3
Well, as long as they don't watch a drag show. progressoid May 21 #4
+1 oasis May 21 #7
This is disgusting. 3catwoman3 May 21 #5
It's legalized rape and slavery n/t Attilatheblond May 21 #6
Exactly. The same party that is working to either ban or criminalize B.See May 22 #8
I had absolutely no idea that ANY child could get a marriage license. chouchou May 22 #9
Maybe it's Not Well Known Outside of THOSE States?! Yikes! electric_blue68 May 22 #14
Sick fuck Republicans like cousinfucker Rudy G love this sick fuck shit Blue Owl May 22 #10
We complain about child brides in other countries destroying childhood innocence . . . Aussie105 May 22 #11
11 year old girls being married off to men in their mid 20s? Mountainguy May 22 #12
O-M-G bamagal62 May 22 #13
Let me guess, HOW MANY WERE MARRIED TO DRAG QUEENS? Enter stage left May 22 #15

B.See

(1,998 posts)
8. Exactly. The same party that is working to either ban or criminalize
Wed May 22, 2024, 12:05 AM
May 22

ALL contraceptives, give rapists legal rights over their victim's fetus, looking to prosecute women seeking abortions and their doctors, undermining child nutrition services and free lunch programs for children, and seeking to undermine child labour laws, are the ones who have tried in several red states to lower the legal age of marriage. Send maga (like Trump) likes em young.

But if you support diversity and inclusion in our schools, history books, libraries, and institutions, it's u support the rights of gays and minorites, you're a "woke"predator/pedo.

The sick bstrds.

chouchou

(877 posts)
9. I had absolutely no idea that ANY child could get a marriage license.
Wed May 22, 2024, 12:41 AM
May 22

You would think that everybody would be all-up-in-arms about this.
Call me WTF!!

Aussie105

(5,761 posts)
11. We complain about child brides in other countries destroying childhood innocence . . .
Wed May 22, 2024, 01:01 AM
May 22

and call them backwards, third world countries.

Outback India, rural Turkmenistan, fair enough, things are different there.

Could never happen in a civilized, first world country, right?

Just don't look too close though.

Nice touch - Duelling banjos from Deliverance.


Mountainguy

(760 posts)
12. 11 year old girls being married off to men in their mid 20s?
Wed May 22, 2024, 01:07 AM
May 22

Yeah, totally normal....


I mean, you can convince me that people under 18 should be able to get married. But we could atleast not let people get married when sex between them is a felony otherwise.

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