A new law is going into effect in Florida forbidding anyone under the age of 17 to marry and declares that a 17-year-old can only marry someone two years older.
The bill passed due to the efforts of 47-year-old Sherry Johnson. In 1971, Johnson was raped and impregated by a church deacon at the age of 11. Johnson was later pressured by the church and her family to marry the man. Johnson says this law would have "changed her life".