Did you know 14-year-olds can legally marry in New York State? From 2001 to 2010, nearly 4,000 teenagers under 18 married in New York. Research strongly links child marriage with dropping out of school, poverty, and mental and physical health problems. It is time something was done! A new bill to end child marriage has passed the New York Senate and now must pass the Assembly before the end of the legislitive session on June 21.
Please email Assembly Speaker Heastie & Assembly Member Weinstein to tell them to support the bill.