Laramie lawmaker introduces bill to ban child marriage – Casper Star Tribune


Depending on the circumstances, it is technically legal for one to marry a minor in 47 states across the country, including Wyoming.

This winter, a handful of Wyoming state legislators are hoping to change that.

Spearheaded by House Minority Whip Charles Pelkey, D-Laramie, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers are bringing forward a bill to amend the state constitution that, if passed, would require individuals to reach the age of 18 before becoming eligible for marriage. According to the bill text, the legislation would repeal an exception to state law that allows someone aged 16 or 17 to marry with the permission of a judge.

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