We The People: Too young to marry

PUBLISHED ON: July 7, 2013 | Duration: 52 min, 38 sec

  
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Child marriage has often been compared with child abuse. While the legal age of marriage is 18 for women and 21 for men, the age of consent for sex is now at 18 as well. On We The People, we ask whether the same age should be set for the age of consent and the age of marriage and what about the ambiguities in the law? At best the law is not sufficient to deal with the prevalent act of child marriages. But if the law itself is ambiguous, does that not multiply the problem?
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