Bill to raise Minnesota's legal marriage age to 18 goes to Gov. Walz
Current state law allows 16- and 17-year-olds to obtain marriage licenses
May 7, 2020
Minnesota is poised to raise the legal marriage age to 18 in all circumstances, a move that could make the state the third in the nation to fully ban child marriage.
The ban on underage unions was approved unanimously by the state Senate Wednesday, sending the measure to Gov. Tim Walz, who is expected to sign it.