In defense of child marriages | Arkansas Blog

Monday, December 20, 2010

In defense of child marriages

Posted By on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 10:27 AM

I mentioned this vote the other day, but here's more information on how Republicans defeated a bill to discourage coercion of children into marriages around the world. The measure needed a two-thirds vote to suspend the rules. Rep. John Boozman, naturally, was on the side of child marriage. Apparently, a groundless fear about abortion was used to whip up the opposition troops.

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