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Laurinburg is a city located in Scotland County North Carolina.
Current law requires parental consent for and year-olds, and and year-olds can only marry if a pregnancy is involved and a judge authorizes the marriage. There is no age limit gap between the couple. Backers of the measure say North Carolina has become a destination for out-of-state couples involving an underage partner because of its rules, and that in turn can encourage child trafficking.
An estimated 8, minors were listed on North Carolina marriage applications from toaccording to an analysis by the International Center for Research on Women. Bill supporters say too many of these young women end up living amid poverty and abuse.
Ashton Clemmons, a Guilford County Democrat, told a judiciary committee. The idea received support in the committee from a woman originally from Kentucky who said she was married in another state at age 13 to an older teenager, then had a baby at She recalled having to drop out of school and seek public assistance.
The bill must pass two additional House committees before reaching the floor. The legislation represents a compromise to the original bill, which sought to raise the minimum age to marry to 18 with no exceptions. Facebook Twitter Instagram.
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