Will Pa. be next to ban the ‘surprisingly prevalent’ practice of child marriage?

October 5, 2018

State Rep. Perry Warren (D-Yardley) is one of the sponsors of a bill to ban underage marriage in the state.

By Staff

As the country reckons with sexual abuse and how it’s been normalized in American culture, lawmakers have set their sights on something that’s as old as the hills: child marriage.

Twelve states have either tightened age requirements for marriage or, like New Jersey, set the minimum age to 18, with no exceptions. Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering following New Jersey’s lead.

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