Governor Chris Christie, Your career is OVER!
Child marriage in the U.S. is not as uncommon as we are made to believe. According to Unchained, almost 250,000 children as young as 12 were married in the US between 2000 and 2010.
Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed Bill A3091 – a bill that would have banned child marriages in New Jersey. Christie cited concerns for religious traditions as his reason for vetoing the bill.
“I agree that protecting the well-being, dignity, and freedom of minors is vital, but the severe bar this bill creates is not necessary to address the concerns voiced by the bill’s proponents and does not comport with the sensibilities and, in some cases, the religious customs, of the people of this State,” Christie said in a statement to the media.
Christie has not specified what “religious customs” he was referring to; arranged marriages for minors are practiced by both Muslims and…
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