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SB 172 - Requires Individuals to be At Least 16 Years Old to Marry - Louisiana Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Individuals to be At Least 16 Years Old to Marry

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (67-28) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Individuals to be At Least 16 Years Old to Marry

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires individuals to be at least 16 years old to get married.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a minor under the age of 16 from being issued a marriage license or entering a marriage contract

  • Specifies that a minor between the ages of 16 and 17 may not sign a marriage contract with an individual who is of the majority (18 years old) where there is an age difference of four years or greater between them (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any marriage entered into by a minor under the age of 16 shall be nullified and fully terminated upon passage (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes that any minor aged 16 or 17 that enters into a matrimonial agreement, will be fully emancipated by marriage (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-15) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Individuals to be At Least 16 Years Old to Marry

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires individuals to be at least 16 years old to get married.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits a minor under the age of 16 from being issued a marriage license or entering a marriage contract

  • Specifies that a minor between the ages of 16 and 17 may not sign a marriage contract with an individual who is of the majority (18 years old) where there is an age difference of four years or greater between them (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that any marriage entered into by a minor under the age of 16 shall be nullified and fully terminated upon passage (Sec. 1).

  • Establishes that any minor aged 16 or 17 that enters into a matrimonial agreement, will be fully emancipated by marriage (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires Individuals to be At Least 16 Years Old to Marry

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