Why does the U.S. Allow 12 year olds to marry? Wait, what?

Um, yeah. WaPo article: 27 states do not have a minimum age for marriage.  All jokes about Tennessee aside, this is shocking to me.

From 2000 to 2010, more than 167,000 children, mostly girls, some as young as twelve, were married mostly to men over 18!

That’s crazy! That’s crazy in Afghanistan, in the USofA it’s double plus crazy.

 

 

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