Family Law Prof Blog

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NJ Could Be First State to Ban Child Marriage


New Jersey could become the first state in the nation to outlaw marriage for anyone under the age of 18.

A measure some have called the "ban child bride" bill is back and will likely face little resistance from state lawmakers as it makes it way through the legislative process. That's because they passed a similar bill last year with overwhelming bipartisan support.

It was stopped in its tracks last year by former Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who vetoed it, saying it was too restrictive and could infringe on religious and cultural traditions.

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