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By Ramsey Scott
Wyoming Tribune Eagle-WNE 

Bill would ban child marriage; Wyoming would join two other states

 

January 3, 2019



CHEYENNE –- The Wyoming Legislature could act this year to make the state one of only three in the country that prevents any child under the age of 18 from getting married.

Currently, Wyoming law sets the legal age for marriage at 16, but allows for a child younger than that to get married, if given approval by a parent or guardian and approved by a judge.

A bill proposed by incoming House Minority Whip Charles Pelkey, D-Laramie, would move the age limit to 18 and eliminate any exceptions.

Pelkey said House Bill 60 just makes sense, given other age restrictions in state law.

“Frankly, t...



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