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H.R.2103 International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 27, 2009 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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  • 60% of users support H.R.2103

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    • On May 13, 2009, by qldaustralia - I absolutely suport this legislation! Though most countries have laws prohibiting child marriage (a marriage under the age of 18, or as determined by that country). However, this practice is still common in some places. Child marriage, especially of very young children, has extremely negative consequences for the child, but also for a community. Because girls marry young, they are unable to finish school, which is one of the major pathways out of poverty. Also, there are significant health consequences including HIV, high meternal mortality, domestic abuse, and fistula. This is an incredibly important issue and urgently needs to be addressed!

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      As noted by qldaustralia, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 13, 2009, "I absolutely suport this legislation! Though most countries have laws prohibiting child marriage (a marriage under the age of 18, or as determined by that country). However, this practice is still common in some places. Child marriage, especially of very young children, has extremely negative consequences for the child, but also for a community. Because girls marry young, they are unable to finish school, which is one of the major pathways out of poverty. Also, there are significant health consequences including HIV, high meternal mortality, domestic abuse, and fistula. This is an incredibly important issue and urgently needs to be addressed!"

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    • H.R.2103: To modify certain requirements for ... - OpenCongress - June 01, 2011 by opencongress.org - Hmmmm, no blog posts found for this bill at this time. This means that this this bill has not yet been mentioned on a publicly-searchable blog by either its official number (for example, "H.R. 3200") or title (for ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 01, 2011, "Hmmmm, no blog posts found for this bill at this time. This means that this this bill has not yet been mentioned on a publicly-searchable blog by either its official number (for example, "H.R. 3200") or title (for ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2103/show)
    • Islam was Born Out of Child Abuse and Rape « Mission Europa ... - December 24, 2010 by Mission Europa Netzwerk Karl Martell - H.R. 2103, S. 987 is an unstated and unconscious challenge to the Islamic way of doing things. It will likely be useless, and may also funnel money to “faith-based organizations” that will probably be Islamic, but it is another reminder ...

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      As noted by Mission Europa Netzwerk Karl Martell on December 24, 2010, "H.R. 2103, S. 987 is an unstated and unconscious challenge to the Islamic way of doing things. It will likely be useless, and may also funnel money to “faith-based organizations” that will probably be Islamic, but it is another reminder ..." (http://missioneuropakmartell.wordpress.com/2010/12/25/islam-was-born-out-of-child-abuse-and-rape/)
    • Int. Protecting Girls by Preventing Child marriage Act of 2010 - December 22, 2010 by Election Ink - H.R. 2103, S. 987 is an unstated and unconscious challenge to the Islamic way of doing things. It will likely be useless, and may also funnel money to "faith-based organizations" that will probably be Islamic, but it is another reminder ...

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      As noted by Election Ink on December 22, 2010, "H.R. 2103, S. 987 is an unstated and unconscious challenge to the Islamic way of doing things. It will likely be useless, and may also funnel money to "faith-based organizations" that will probably be Islamic, but it is another reminder ..." (http://electionink.com/showthread.php/2932-Int.-Protecting-Girls-by-Preventing-Child-marriage-Act-of-2010)

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