Minimum age to marry could change in Indiana

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A bill in Indiana would amend the legal minimum age to marry.

Current law allows Hoosiers as young as 15 to get a marriage license, but a bill approved in the house judiciary committee would change that, raising the age to 17.

It would also prohibit 17-year-olds from marrying anyone 21 or older.

Additionally, the bill would require a 17-year-old to get permission from a juvenile court judge to get married and to undergo pre-marital counseling.

The bill now goes to the full house.

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(This story was originally published on January 27, 2020)

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