Category Archives: Child Bride

CALL TO ACTION! Call or send an email to committee members- there is no minimum age for marriage in MA!

Do you know in Massachusetts there is no minimum age to be married?  Do you know that that girls as young as 14 are being forced to marry much older men? This essentially legalizes sex with an under-aged girl, an act that would otherwise be considered illegal under Massachusetts statutory rape laws. 2019 End Child Marriage Fact Sheet for 191st

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT: Contact legislators, tell them to STOP child marriage in MA!

THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT?  WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW. MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN.  (stay tuned)     Do you know

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CALL TO ACTION: Add your voice to STOP Child Marriage in MA!

THIS BILL DID NOT GET VOTED OUT OF COMMITTEE. WHY NOT?  WE ARE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS AND WILL LET YOU KNOW. MEANTIME, REMEMBER THIS WHEN YOU ARE VOTING FOR STATE LEGISLATORS. ASK THEM TO COMMIT TO SUPPORTING THIS BILL NEXT YEAR. LEARN THEIR POSITION ON THIS BILL AND OTHER BILLS THAT IMPACT WOMEN.  (stay tuned)   Do you know that

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Call to Action: Tell MA legislators to prevent young women from becoming “Child Brides!”

Did you know that MA, has no minimum age for marriage? Minors can marry at any age with a parent’s permission and the majority of these marriages involved a child bride marrying an older man.  A bill has been filed to make it illegal for a child to be married under the age of 18 (jump to information about the

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