Each day, 25,000 or more children are married and become child brides: and in Yemen, over fifty two percent of girls are married before eighteen years old, and fourteen percent are married before the age of fifteen(“Laws Fail to Stop Child Marriage”), which is the highest rates of child marriages in the world. In Iraq, however, eleven percent of girls are married before eighteen (“Child Marriage: Legalized Rape?”) while a new law in Iraq could lead to girls as young as nine years old getting married and having to submit to sex whenever her husband wants. (Aly)Sometimes, girls as young as ten would be forced to marry men up to four or five times their age(Birkett) and a husband can have sex with his wife regardless of consent(“Humanitarian News and Analysis”). Children ten to fourteen are five times more likely to die during childbirth than women in early twenties because their bodies aren’t physically equipped for childbirth. (Baz) “Married underage girls are subjected to physical and psychological suffering”(“Humanitarian News and Analysis”).
In the 1400s people got married as young as 12, a boy was considered a man, a girl was a woman as soon as she had her first menstrual cycle, something that was extremely common but would be viewed as scandalous in America today (Markson). In my opinion I think those 50 countries should change this law because teens are losing the opportunity to have a career later in life. However, the law in California for young marriage say... ... middle of paper ... ...ortunity to know what is true love and based on this love the possibility to become parents. But, to succeed on young marriage the best thing to do is waiting at least 25 years old or even more. That is why people that disagree want to change the law in California.
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Benefits such as the... ... middle of paper ... ...nson, B. A. (2012, July 18). Same-sex marriages (SSM), civil unions & domestic partnerships. Retrieved from http://www.religioustolerance.org/hom_marr.htm Santoscoy, C. (2013, September 9).
Following Massachusetts seventeen other states are in the process of legalizing gay marriage including California, New Mexico, New York, and Rhode Island. Problems like not being able to receive the benefits that marriage gives you, like collecting social security when your spouse passes away. They are allowed to adopt but are often denied because of their unmarried status. According to “High Court Strikes Down DOMA but Leaves Fate of Proposition 8 Uncertain." In the case U.S. v. Windsor the co... ... middle of paper ... ...r Davis.
In the state of Massachusetts, same sex marriage has been legal since 2004 and thousands of people have had the right to marry their partners. Although it was a long and difficult process, gay and lesbian couples no longer have to face marriage discrimination in Massachusetts due to their sexual orientation. However, many couples are still barred from this process through other individual state amendments. While it has been difficult to research the exact side effects of same sex marriage, a predominant result has arisen: “there seems to be no appreciable difference between children brought up in stable homosexual homes and those brought up in stable heterosexual ones” (Sullivan 239). The research that has been conducted looks at a wide array of legal, economic, social and mental aspects and concludes that as a whole, no negative harm to the child appears.