The Georgia House passed a bill Tuesday preventing couples from marrying until they're at least 17 years old, sending the proposal to Gov. Brian Kemp.
If signed into law, Georgia would join about a dozen other states that require children to be at least 17 years old before they can marry, even with parental consent.
The bill also prevents 17-year-olds from marrying partners more than four years older than them, and a judge would have to free them from parental control.
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