Fact or Fiction: 12-Year Olds Can Get Married in the U.S.

This is a fact! While 18 is the minimum marriage age in most states, there are exceptions in every state that allow children younger than 18 to marry, typically with parental consent or judicial approval. Nine states still allow pregnancy exceptions to the marriage age. In fact,¬†27 states¬†do not specify an age below which a child cannot marry, including California! Where Is Child Marriage Most…