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House approves bill to ban 14-, 15-year-olds from marrying

 

March 23, 2022



JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska House passed legislation last Wednesday that would repeal a provision of law that allows a court to grant permission for someone as young as 14 to marry.

The repeal provision was adopted as representatives weighed amendments to a bill dealing with witness requirements for marriage. The measure, which House members approved 27-13, next goes to the Senate for consideration.

The bill repeals a section of law that spells out a process under which a court can grant permission for someone as young as 14-years-old to marry. It leaves in place another provision of law tha...



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