What You Should Know About Sen. Hill’s Child Marriage Bill – NBC

A bill zeroing in on marriages involving any California resident under the age of 18 is sparking debate at the state level. But before the bill made its way to Sacramento, the conversation started with a Peninsula teenager.

Los Altos-resident Aliesa Bahri, 17, first approached Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, about the issue after hearing about a coerced marriage between an adult and minor.

She began to do research on child marriage laws and found under California law, the marriage was legal with a signature from a guardian.

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