Sherry Johnson was 11 and pregnant when she was forced to marry her adult rapist. Not in some faraway, developing country. In Florida.
Shockingly, marriage before 18 is legal in all 50 U.S. states – but we at Unchained At Last are working to change that, as Nicholas Kristof explained in a New York Times column over the weekend.
“For almost all of them [unwilling child brides], marriage means rape on their wedding night and thereafter,” as our executive director, Fraidy Reiss, told Kristof.