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

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Vote on Kentucky Bill to Outlaw Child Marriage Stalled

From Insider Louisville:

A bill outlawing child marriage in Kentucky had been expected to receive a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, but that vote has been delayed due to last-minute opposition by the conservative Family Foundation of Kentucky, according to the bill’s lead sponsor.

Sen. Julie Raque Adams, R-Louisville, filed Senate Bill 48 on the first day of this year’s session of the Kentucky General Assembly, which would prohibit anyone under the age of 17 from marrying and only allow 17-year-olds to marry with a judge’s approval.

Under the current law in Kentucky, 16 and 17-year-olds can marry with their parents’ permission, and a girl of any age under 16 can marry as long as they are pregnant and marrying the expectant father. Likewise, a boy of any age can marry a woman that he impregnates under the current law.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2018/03/vote-on-kentucky-bill-to-outlaw-child-marriage-stalled.html

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