Ho, ho, Merry Christmas to all. The past few days the Lame-Duck Congress has given out gifts to the American public. In the realm of who is naughty and who is nice, it is clear that women fall into the ranks of the naughty.
Last night, the House Republicans banded together at the last minute on purely specious grounds to defeat legislation aimed at preventing child marriage worldwide.
Advocates are calling for immediate passage tomorrow by the House of a bill to prevent child marriage throughout the world. The legislation, which seeks to ensure better coordination on major development goals, has already passed the Senate unanimously. You can help them. Action links included.