Child Marriage She Was Forced To Marry At Age 11. Now She's Working To Ban Child Marriage In Florida. By Kate Payne • Oct 27, 2017 Katie Buttons via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=33246792%40N04&view_all=1&text=girl The U.S. State Department considers child marriage a human rights abuse. Still, the practice continues not just in faraway places, but in the state of Florida. A coalition is walking the halls of the state capitol to change that.