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"One person is too many. I am one person. Did it not matter?"

Brigitte Combs, a resident of Richmond, Va., regarding how, decades ago in Texas, she had been married at 15 years old to a 37-year-old man. Virginia lawmakers have passed legislation that would raise the state’s minimum age for marriage to 18; it’s pending action by Gov. Glenn Youngkin. If signed by the governor, Virginia would become just the 12th state to prohibit minors from getting married. (NPR — April 4, 2024)
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