Florida Lawmakers Vote To Ban Marriage Under The Age Of 17

Florida Lawmakers Vote To Ban Marriage Under The Age Of 17Florida may soon have one of the country’s strictest child marriage laws after state lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill barring marriage for those under the age of 17. The bill passed the House on a 109-1 vote on Friday. Republican Rep. George Moraitis was the sole representative to vote no. He’d said previously that it was “very reasonable” for children aged 16 or older to marry with parental consent. The bill now heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who’s expected to sign it into law.



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