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Florida Works to Increase Marriage Age to 17
Florida Works to Increase Marriage Age to 17

On March 9 th , the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill, 109-1, banning marriage to those under the age of 17. With Governor Scott’s approval, the bill will become law, and Florida will be the 5 th state to reform marriage age laws within the last 2 years. ...

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