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Marriage-age debate may be addressed by emancipation bill (access required)

Maryland lawmakers are considering the creation of an emancipation process for 16 and 17 year olds that also aims to curb marriage by minors, the subject of debate in recent legislative sessions. House Bill 1147 creates a process for minors ...

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Differing marriage-age bills appear bound for conference (access required)

Both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly have passed legislation eliminating exceptions to state law allowing 15-year-olds to marry, but differences over whether the new minimum age should be 16 or 17 mean the cross-filed bills are likely headed for a conference ...

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Advocates ask for more input, deliberation on emancipation legislation (access required)

Advocacy groups expressed support Thursday for the concept of a bill providing a path to emancipation for 16- and 17-year-olds but called for a more in-depth discussion before moving forward. Del. Vanessa Atterbeary, D-Howard, introduced House Bill 1304 to assuage ...

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Emancipation bill introduced to bolster push for underage marriage ban (access required)

Legislation creating a path to emancipation for minors in Maryland has been introduced in the General Assembly, with sponsors hoping it will address some concerns raised about pending legislation to ban marriage for individuals younger than 18. House Bill 1304, ...

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