Cuomo Signs Bill Doing Away With Child Marriage In New York State – CBS New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation putting an end to child marriage in New York.

The legislation raises the age of consent from 14 to 18, and amends the process to require parental and judicial consent for marriage between 17- and 18-year-olds.

“This administration has worked tirelessly to defend exploited and disadvantaged New Yorkers, provide minors with the rights and protections that they deserve, and ensure that women are empowered to have control over their own lives, and with this legislation, we continue to help protect those who cannot protect themselves,” Cuomo said in a news release.

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