No More Child Marriages
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation Tuesday closing a loophole in state law allowing couples of any age to get married without parental consent in case of a pregnancy.
The legislation was prompted by the case of a 37-year-old woman who married a 15-year-old boy last year who got her pregnant. As a result, teens under 16 will no longer be allowed to marry in Georgia. However, it will allow 16- or 17-year-olds to wed with the approval of a parent or guardian and a probate judge, says the Associated Press.
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