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Child marriage in New Jersey
By:Karen Kaplan, NJ
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:15 pm

New Jersey governor refuses to ban child marriage because ‘it would conflict with religious customs’

‘An exclusion without exceptions would violate the cultures and traditions of some communities’

Andrew Buncombe New York

A high profile Republican governor has declined to sign into law, a measure that would have made his state the first to ban child marriage without exception.

Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey and someone who has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump, said such a ban would conflict with religious customs. He did not specify what religions he was referring to.

MORE: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/new-jersey-chris-christie-child-marriage-ban-fails-religious-custom-a7735616.html