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Huntington Beach Votes to Support Ending Child Marriage

The City of Huntington Beach passed a resolution Sept. 7 announcing its commitment to end child marriage, making it the 11th Orange County city to call on the California legislature to introduce and pass a ban on the matter. Elizabeth Sitton, a survivor of child marriage who was forced to marry a 28-year-old man at just 16 years old, said the move by Huntington Beach was great news. “I am elated to see the City of Huntington Beach and other California cities taking a stand against child marriage. As a survivor, having been married off against my will at the age of sixteen, I reflect on the horror I felt at seeing every adult in my path to the altar turn a blind eye,” Sitton told The Epoch Times via email. “Now I see the dominos falling on their way to Sacramento where we will once again appeal to the …

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