CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - With a unanimous vote of 32-0 on Thursday, the Ohio Senate passed proposed legislation that would raise the marriage age in the state to 18.
House Bill 511 was introduced in Feb. 2018 and passed by the House in June.
The proposed legislation states:
Currently, children of any age can marry with parental consent. House Bill 511 would require both the bride and groom to be 18 years of age unless a juvenile court approves marriage at the age of 17.