Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Georgia Closes Legal Loophole that Allowed Couples of Any Age to Marry without Parental Consent when one was Pregnant
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed legislation Tuesday that closes a loophole in state law that had allowed couples of any age to get married without parental consent in the case of a pregnancy. The legislation was prompted by the case of a pregnant woman who married a 15-year-old boy. The new law bans anyone under 16 from marrying and permits 16- or 17-year-olds to marry, with the approval of a parent or guardian and the confirmation of a probate judge. Source. Greg Bluestein, AP, Ledger-Enquirer.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited April 19, 2006, reo).