A proposed law to raise the legal age of marriage from 16 to 17 is making its way through the Georgia State Capitol. House Bill... Proposal aims to crack down on ‘child marriages’

A proposed law to raise the legal age of marriage from 16 to 17 is making its way through the Georgia State Capitol. House Bill 228, authored by State Rep. Andrew Welch (R – McDonough), would raise the age of marriage in Georgia and require parents to appear before a judge to emancipate their child for the purpose of matrimony only.

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