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Massachusetts State Senate Votes to Ban Child Marriage

Expand Massachusetts child marriage survivor Tammy Monteiro joins coalition members in a chain-in protest to end child marriage at the Massachusetts State House.  © 2019 Steph Solis/MassLive Yesterday, the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously voted in favor of Senate Bill S.2294 to ban child marriage in the state. After each senator said “yes,” the public gallery, filled with members of the Children’s League of Massachusetts, other constituents, and UNICEF USA volunteers, erupted in applause. The gavel fell, signaling an important victory in the quest to end child marriage in the state.…

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