New TN law bans marriage of minors

New TN law bans marriage of minors

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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