Texas Just Made It Illegal For Anyone Under 18 To Get Married

The issue of child marriage in America has recently begun to receive some long overdue attention. For example, a teenage Girl Scout recently made headlines for her capstone Gold Award Project that aimed to raise awareness about child marriage in her home state of New Hampshire. In over 30 states, loopholes allow 16-year-olds to marry with their parents' permission and even younger children can marry with a judge's consent.

Texas made an important step forward last week when Governor Greg...

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