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Understanding State Statutes on Minimum Marriage Age and Exceptions

Author: Tahirih Justice Center

Publication: November 18, 2016

Updated: July 1, 2019

This chart, which was developed by the Tahirih Justice Center with pro bono assistance from Hogan Lovells US LLP, serves as a resource for understanding the state legal regimes that permit child marriages to happen in the United States. It is an eye-opening compilation of all 50 states’ laws on minimum marriage age and exceptions that among other things, highlights how many states set which age “floors” for marriages. Originally published in 2016, it has been updated to reflect reforms passed through July 1, 2019.

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