Kentucky considering banning most child marriages (access required)

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky legislature is considering outlawing most child marriages in an effort to protect young girls from exploitation and abuse. Senate bill 48 would ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to anyone 16-years-old and younger. Seventeen-year-olds could still get married, but they would need permission from their parents and a judge. The bill ...

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