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This article was originally published in The News and Observer on February 01, 2021. You can access the original article here: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article248926884.html.

The News & Observer reported on a new bill that was introduced in the North Carolina legislature to better protect minors from the harms of child marriage. As a supporter of the bill, Casey Swegman, Tahirih Forced Marriage Initiative Manager, is quoted:

“This bill would take North Carolina from being behind the national curve to a leadership position in the movement to end child marriage… The urgency is growing, as many of North Carolina’s neighboring states have already made progress against child marriage.”

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