Facts you should know about legal marriage in New York State

Facts you should know about legal marriage in New York State

On June 8, 2017, the New York State Assembly passed a bill outlawing child marriage, and raising the legal age for marriage to 17. But what is the legal age to wed in New York? Like the majority of U.S. states, the legal age to marry in NY is 18. But since 1929, an exception to this rule allows children as young as 14 years-old to legally wed, as long as they have parental and judicial consent. Other states, such as North Carolina and Alaska, also have this exception. And 27 states around the country have no minimum age in state statutes, meaning that, with court approval, any children can wed. Health department data shows that between 2000 and 2010, around 3850 minors were married in New York State. A vast majority of these minors, 84%, were young girls married to adult men. Jun 13, 2017
Russian police detain people at opposition protest against corruption

Russian police detain people at opposition protest against corruption

Police arrested several people who gathered at an unauthorized rally against corruption in Vladivostok, on 12 June, the national holiday of Russia. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny urged people to take to the streets in several cities to demonstrate, but it has been reported he was arrested en route to the Moscow protest. Jun 12, 2017
Cabinet reshuffle: Whos in and whos out?

Cabinet reshuffle: Whos in and whos out?

Theresa May has brought prominent Leave campaigner Michael Gove back to her front bench, appointing him as environment secretary. The UK prime minister has also promoted her ally Damian Green to minister for the cabinet office, with him effectively becoming her number two in government. Jun 12, 2017
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Two US attorney generals to sue President Donald Trump

Two US attorney generals will sue Donald Trump on Monday, alleging that he has violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments. Jun 12, 2017