Wednesday, 21 June 2017

New York State outlaws child marriage

This is according to a tweet by the governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo. Up until now, it wasn't illegal to get married to an under 18 year old there.

I have always said this......the issue of child marriage isn't peculiar to Africa. It has been with the West for a long time. If you read some of their history books, you will realize they engaged in the practice.
Here is the thing though, they realized it isn't good....especially for the girl child. It caused more damage to her, especially when the issue of child birth arose.So they let that tradition go.

Even thought the practice is not on a large scale there, I am glad New York, abolished it. Wish we would do the same here.

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