Make your voices heard and urge your Statehouse to outlaw child marriages!
House Bill 6569 is a necessary measurement in ensuring child safety. HB 6569 will ban child marriage and raise the legal age to marry in Connecticut to 18. According to UNICEF, minors who are married are 50 percent more likely to drop out of school. Early marriage additionally doubles a teenager’s chance of living in poverty and triples the likelihood of domestic violence, as compared to adults. Children are typically pursued for marriage by religious individuals using outdated dogma to justify their abusive behavior. Don’t leave Connecticut children at risk!
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