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