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West Virginia GOP Blocks Ban On Child Marriages

The Associated Press reports: A bill that would have prohibited minors from getting married in West Virginia was defeated Wednesday night in a legislative committee. The Republican-dominated Senate Judiciary Committee rejected the bill on a 9-8 vote, a week after it passed the House of Delegates. Some of the bill’s opponents have argued that teenage marriages are a part of …

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Wyoming GOP Opposes Bill To Ban Child Marriage

Newsweek reports: The Wyoming Republican Party is seeking to kill a bill working its way through the state Legislature proposing to raise the state’s legal marriage age to 16, arguing that putting “arbitrary” limits on child marriage interferes with parental rights and religious liberty. The bill—which already passed the Republican-controlled Wyoming House of Representatives on a 36-25 vote late last …

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NC State Rep Wants To Ban Child Marriage But Other Reps Won’t Back His Bill Because They Married Minors

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina and Alaska are the only two states that allow 14-year-olds to marry. Some North Carolina lawmakers want to stop this from happening and have said that allowing minors to marry has made the state a destination for child trafficking. Sen. Danny Britt, a Lumberton Republican, said his colleagues have told him they …

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