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When the Cost of Marriage is Too High

Today, on the fifth annual United Nations' Day of the Girl Child, designed to spotlight gender inequality around the world and promote the creation of more opportunities for girls, I'd like to call attention to a silent global crisis many may not have heard of -- child marriage. If this practice sounds like a barbaric custom from the distant past, you're not alone. For the vast majority of Americans, weddings are joyous events, organized by consenting adults.
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