48 out of 50 American states allow child marriage with parental consent

Weird

This completely goes against the law for sexual consent which usually ranges from 16–18 depending on the area.Some states have a minimum age limit for this practice, but I still don’t think that’s enough.

So many go to jail for rape when it was actually consented, but I don’t understand how this is still perfectly legal.Some of the cases are in the extreme.

For example, in 2001, three 10-year old girls were married to men in their 20s. And a 74-year old man married a 14-year old girl in Alabama.Just imagining the effects of these situations in the long run is hard. What if the 74-year old man dies? What will she do then?

It’s just so wrong in so many ways.

Over 200,000 children legally married from 2000–2015