For the group of ignorant Americans that so love to criticize other countries before educating themselves on the laws we have in place right here at home. When people hear of child marriage they assume it happens only in some "backwards Arab" country, when in reality, we have much to learn from other countries with better laws in place, and even from some countries such as Afghanistan, where girls can marry at 16, or at 15 with permission from their father or a judge. In #Florida, a pregnant girl can marry at ANY age, with the approval of a judge.
Afghanistan has a tougher law on child marriage than Florida does. Human Rights Watch has done extensive research on child marriage, interviewing hundreds of married children in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malawi, Nepal, South Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. Human Rights Watch has also advocated for an end to child marriage in other countries, including Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Of these countries, only Saudi Arabia and Yemen, like Florida in the case of a pregnant child, have laws that set no age below which children cannot marry.