Why does the United States still let 12-year-olds get married?
U.S. lawmakers are strongly at odds with U.S. foreign policy when it comes to child marriage. While the numbers at home are nowhere near that dire, they are disturbing. Many of the children married between 2000 and 2010 were wed to adults significantly older than they were, the data shows. At least 31 percent were married to a spouse age 21 or older.
[Fraidy Reiss - The Chicago Tribune, 11 February 2017.]