Florida Moves to Ban Marriage Before the Age of 17 – PBS

(FRONTLINE) – Florida has moved to tighten its laws on child marriage.

On Friday, state lawmakers passed a bill, 109-1, to set the minimum marriage age at 17. Under current law, minors typically need to be at least 16 years old to marry. Those who are pregnant, however, may marry at any age if they have parental permission and a judge’s approval.

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