Florida lawmakers approve bill prohibiting marriages for anyone under age of 17

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida lawmakers have approved a bill that would end most child marriages.

The House voted 109-1 on Friday for the bill, which would prohibit anyone under the age of 17 from getting married. The measure emerged after a compromise with the Senate, which originally voted to ban marriages of anyone under 18.

The final bill states that anyone marrying a 17-year-old can't be more than two years older, and minors need parental consent.