Summary of U.S marriage law_Sajeeb W. Joy
I wanted to share this summary of marriage laws in all of the 50 states of the United States of America, as published by Cornell Law School, one of the topmost law universities in the world. Almost every single state allows girls under 18 to get married either with court or parental consent. The minimum age varies, with some states as low as 12 years of age and one state with no minimum age. Court consent is often contingent on pregnancy, etc.
This goes against the arguments of those who are criticizing our current Child Marriage Act. Our revision of the law only allows marriage of a girl under 18 with parental and court consent in exceptional circumstances. This is exactly the same as the law across the USA. If these exceptions are OK in the US, why are they not OK in Bangladesh? see the link