New TN law bans marriage of minors - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

New TN law bans marriage of minors

Gov. Bill Haslam (Source: WMC Action News 5) Gov. Bill Haslam (Source: WMC Action News 5)
NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) -

A new law in Tennessee signed by Gov. Bill Haslam prohibits the marriage of minors under the age of 17.

The previous law allowed a judge to waive the minimum age limit for marriage if guardians of a child consented. 

The new law stops that from happening, as well as prevents anyone under 18 from marrying someone four or more years older. 

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