If you’re 16 or 17 in Virginia, you can marry if you have parental consent -- a girl under 16 can get married if she’s pregnant.
Now, Virginia looks set to change that. A bipartisan effort to address child marriage is now heading to the Governor’s desk.
A bill that’s passed both chambers of Virginia’s legislature would make 16 the absolute minimum age to marry. It would also make marriages of a 16 or 17-year-old legal only if the child is emancipated by a judge.