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New Hampshire House of Representatives

GOP official argues in favor of child marriage: Girls are ‘ripe’ and ‘fertile’

Last week New Hampshire House Democrats succeeded in passing State Senate 359 aimed at raising the age of marriage to 18 without exceptions, capping a years-long battle in the legislature which only raised the marrying age to 16 in 2018.

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