Tell Governor Andrew Cuomo: Ban Child Marriage in New York!
Tell Gov. Cuomo:
Ban the sexist and abusive practice of child marriage!
Why is this important?
As of today, 45 U.S. states, including the progressive state of New York, still allow child marriages. In almost 90% of these cases, girls under the age of 18 are married off to adult men.
Naila Amin, pictured on the left, was married at 13 to a cousin 13 years her senior. The man would rape her, and she frequently ran away.
But even group homes were reluctant to take her in since she had marital status. In actuality, she was a child, who was barely entitled to any legal rights, including a divorce.
Sign the petition on your left to demand that New York join Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Minnesota in banning the antiquated and abusive practice of child marriage.