A proposed law to raise the legal age of marriage from 16 to 17 is making its way through the Georgia State Capitol.┬áHouse 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.┬áHouse 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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