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Florida: Child Marriage Ban Hits a Bump

Expand Sonia Ossorio of NOW-NYC addresses the crowd at a protest against US laws allowing child marriage.  © 2016 Susan Landmann (Tallahassee, Florida) – Both houses of the Florida legislature should pass a bill to set the minimum age of marriage at 18, with no exceptions, the Florida Coalition to End Child Marriage said today. The coalition, which consists of 13 organizations, as well as survivors of child and forced marriage, called on legislators in the Florida House of Representatives to remove a harmful amendment from a pending law to ban child marriage. On January 31, 2018, the Florida…

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