Child marriages violating statutory rape laws in many U.S. states

Published: 17 February 2022

In many U.S. states, children can legally marry at an earlier age than they can consent to sex, leading to situations where sex between spouses may be a criminal act. Some states exempt sex between...

Child marriage is legal and persists across Canada

Published: 8 January 2021

Canada is at the forefront of global efforts to end child marriage abroad. Yet this practice remains legal and persists across the country. In Canada, more than 3,600 marriage certificates were...

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