Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, March 25, 2006

French Women Must be 18 to Marry

The French parliament has passed a law that now requires that French women be 18 years or older to consent to marry. This is the first change in the legal age for marriage in France since 1804, when the age of consent was set at 15 for women and 18 for men. The French standard is now consistent with other states that belong to the European Union. Source: For the complete story, please click here (last visited March 25, 2006, reo).

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