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A couple years later, after years of physical and sexual abuse, she decided to leave her husband at just As Tyree made her way into the world as herself with two children, she felt stuck. Tyree was turned away from shelters and social services because of her age.
For years, Tyree lived with her children below the poverty line — sometimes without toilet paper, shampoo, or electricity — for about a decade.
A new bill proposed earlier this month, sponsored by state Rep. Levesque said young brides are neither physically nor emotionally ready for marriage. Women who marry young are more likely to face pregnancy complications and experience domestic violence, she said.
Chuck Grassie, who spoke in support of the bill said the consequences of child marriage can permeate through generations. He said the U. S State Department has deated child marriage as a human rights issue. She said child marriage often le to separation from family and friends, a lack of freedom to interact with peers and fewer educational opportunities. Currently, children who are 16 or 17 can be legally married in New Hampshire with parental consent.
The legal age used to be 13 years old before the Legislature raised the age to 16 after several years of lobbying by Levesque. When she was 17, she was taken out of high school, flown to a foreign country, and forced by her parents to marry a year-old man. She became a teenage mother against her will and struggled to hold on to ownership of her body.
Still, Abbas like many women who spoke in favor of HB 60, insisted she was one of the lucky women.Married women Concord
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