FFRF Action Fund is calling on you again! House Bill 6569 is at a standstill in the Connecticut Senate only days before the end of the legislative session. Unless the Senate takes swift action, this will leave child marriage legal in Connecticut. Please contact Senate President Martin Looney and urge him to bring HB 6569 to a vote to stop this legalized abuse!
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 Children are typically pursued for marriage by religious individuals using outdated dogma to justify their abusive behavior.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!
The session ends on June 7, so time is running out to take action! We have included suggested language through the “Take action” button, which can be customized to your liking. For best results, please be succinct and polite.
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