More than 200,000 children married in US in the last 15 years

December 1, 2017

Shocking new figures have revealed that more than 200,000 children have been married in the US over the last 15 years. Some of the children, who were as young as 10-years-old, wed adults that were decades older than them. The minimum age for marriage across most of the US is 18, but every state has exemptions – such as parental consent or pregnancy. The official statistics suggest that at least…