Legislation would ban marriage by 14- and 15-year-olds

JUNEAU (AP) — A bill in the Alaska House would repeal a provision of law that allows a court to grant permission for someone as young as 14 to marry.

House members last Wednesday adopted the repeal as an amendment to a bill dealing with witness requirements for marriage. A vote on the amended bill was pending and could occur this week. The measure, if it passes, would still have to go to the Senate.

The bill would leave in place another provision of law that allows for 16- and 17-year-olds to marry with parental consent.

Anchorage Rep. Sara Rasmussen offered the amendment. She said she conside...

 

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