No more child brides like in the time of Gangs of New Yorkby Ivano Abbadessa - 2017.06.23
New York will no longer see child brides at the altar. A 1929 law still on the books in the Big Apple, that allowed minors to marry has been struck down. Though it seems like a medieval practice, surprisingly, between 2000 –2010, in the city that never sleeps, approximately 3900 newlyweds under-18 tied the knot. The majority of which represented ethnic and religious minority populations. But this is not the exception to the rule in the U.S., seeing as there are a number of states that allow minors to wed. And the change was not embraced by everyone. In fact, in the neighboring state of New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie defended the right to marry at any age, out of respect for the uses and customs of many communities around the world.
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