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The history of marriage laws in the U.S.

Melissa Murray, an expert on constitutional and family law and a professor at New York University, discusses the legal evolution of marriage in the United States. She explains how marriage was sometimes used by judges as a punishment, and why it has been difficult for advocates to make a change to the minimum age at federal level.
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