Child marriage wasn’t an issue of note for Virginia state Sen. Jill Vogel until she heard the stories circulating in her district about a man in his early 50s marrying a girl in her mid-teens, warding off a police investigation of his relationship with her.
Now Vogel is lead sponsor of a bill advancing in Virginia’s legislature that would sharply curtail child marriage.
“Our marriage laws in Virginia are not protecting children,” she said.
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Source Credits: David Crary in The Associated Press