Child marriage is still happening in the U.S. It is still legal in 45 states. And it is a legal hell. There were approximately 200,000 legally married kids in the United States between 2000 and 2015. But, there’s more.
People can get Federal Government approval for marrying a minor as young as 13-years-old simply by going to another country and applying for a petition to bring the child bride into the United States. This continues to happen today in 2021.