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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Child Marriages in America
Would you believe that 27 states have no minimum age for getting married? Girls as young as 12 have gotten married in Alaska, Louisiana and South Carolina. More than 167,000 young people age 17 and under married in 38 states between 2000 and 2010. Among the states with the highest rates of child marriages were Arkansas, Idaho and Kentucky.