Girl Scout fights to change young marriage law

(WSPA) — A 17-year-old Girl Scout is trying to change a New Hampshire marriage law. The law allows girls as young as 13, and boys who are 14 to be married with the consent of a judge who finds a special circumstance.

Cassandra Levesque discovered the law at a leadership conference, and was inspired to create a legislation that would raise the minimum age for marriage to 18.

The bill was debated on Thursday, but was rejected.

Some lawmakers who opposed the bill say it was rejected because it would hurt young military members and pregnant teens.

 

 

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