Action AlertsMarch 27th, 2017
Maryland residents, please call or email your Senator TODAY to tell them to support legislation to make age 18 the minimum age of marriage, no exceptions!
NewsMarch 14th, 2017
Tahirih’s Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy spoke with PBS NewsHour about the importance of raising the minimum age of marriage to protect minors from abuse and exploitation.
NewsMarch 6th, 2017
Tahirih submitted written testimony to the Connecticut General Assembly in support of HB 5442, a bill to eliminate exceptions to age 18 as the minimum legal age to marry.
NewsFebruary 14th, 2017
Nearly 40,000 children under age 18 were married in the state of Texas between 2000-2014. Those are some of the highest child marriage numbers in the nation.
NewsNovember 22nd, 2016
Tahirih’s compilation of all 50 states’ laws on minimum marriage age and exceptions is the focus of a November 2016 article in The Chronicle of Social Change.
NewsNovember 18th, 2016
A new compilation of all 50 states’ laws on minimum marriage age and exceptions reveals the ways in which state statutes allow children to be married.
NewsNovember 8th, 2016
Researchers missed the real headline: Child marriage is a serious problem in the United States!