Publications ArchivePublication Tag: Forced Marriage
Protect Kentucky’s Children From Forced Marriage and Other Harms of Child Marriage
This fact sheet provides information on the ways Kentucky’s current minimum marriage age laws put children at risk and the extent of Kentucky’s child marriage problem. The Tahirih Justice Center is working to end child marriage in Kentucky and across the country.
Criminal Laws Addressing Forced Marriage in the United States
This Tahirih Justice Center resource provides a detailed overview of existing state-based criminal laws against forced marriage in the United States.
Executive Summary – Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America
This is the Executive Summary of Tahirih’s report, Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage in Today’s America. It showcases the key findings of this groundbreaking report.
Falling Through the Cracks: How Laws Allow Child Marriage to Happen in Today’s America
This Tahirih Justice Center report (originally published in August 2017) is the first comprehensive analysis of provisions in all 50 states and Washington, DC that leave children more vulnerable to forced marriage and the harms of early marriage. The report provides state lawmakers and advocates in the United States with the information they need to pass laws that more effectively protect children from the harms of child marriage.
The report’s fundamental examination of common exceptions to minimum marriage age laws remains pertinent, but a number of states have passed at least some reforms in this interim. To track progress in the movement or to access current 50-state analyses and compilations of marriage-age laws, please see our other resources at tahirih.org/childmarriage.
Tahirih Letter to California Assembly Judiciary Committee to Oppose SB 273
Tahirih submitted this letter to the California Assembly Judiciary Committee withdrawing our earlier support and registering our opposition to SB 273 in its current form. This bill has been weakened as it has moved forward and does not go far enough to address the risks and harms of child marriage.
Tahirih Letter to the California Senate Appropriations Committee in Support of SB 273
Tahirih submitted this letter of support to the California Senate Appropriations Committee on SB 273, a bill that, as-amended, serves as an immediate first step in a critical longer journey to protect California’s children against forced or coerced marriages, and against the many well-documented risks and harms of child marriage.
Tahirih Letter to the Connecticut Senate Regarding HB 5442
Tahirih submitted this letter to the Connecticut State Senate on HB 5442, a bill that, as amended, would limit but not end child marriage in Connecticut. While the bill addresses some of the most alarming aspects of the status quo, it stops short of the protection it intends.