Child marriages forbidden in New Jersey

Child marriages forbidden in New Jersey

World June 22, 2018 23:36

new york - New Jersey is the second state in the United States that has banned child marriages. People younger than 18 years old are no longer allowed to marry in New Jersey. Until Friday, people younger than 16 years old were allowed to marry with the permission of a judge. Between 16 and 18 years, young people were allowed to marry with parental consent.

Governor of the state Phil Murphy calls it 'an important human rights case. 'Nancy Munoz, a politician in New Jersey, was the driving force behind the law and is satisfied. 'This was a journey without difficulties. Letting children marry is simply not the right thing to do. '

The American state of Delaware forbade child marriages in May. Pennsylvania is working on a similar law.

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