Child Marriage in the US
Shame on us. Unchained at Last estimates that 250,000 children married in the US from 2000-10, in a situation that continues to today. A great majority involve young girls and adult men. Some girls are as young as 11, and many are forced into marriage to their rapist, by adults - parents, church elders, judges - who see marriage as the most convenient solution.
The minimum age to marry in New Hampshire? 13. New York? 14. Florida? There isn't one. And legislators don't seem to think it's a problem. Read more about our national shame via Nicholas Kristof.