Massachusetts Law Updates

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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Child Brides Posted on Jan 8

In Massachusetts, under MGL c.207, s. 25, a person under eighteen cannot marry without parental consent . Massachusetts does not have a law specifying the minimum age at which a person can marry with a parent’s consent. The process requires court approval, so whether or   …Continue Reading Child Brides

Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Advances Posted on Jan 5

This week, the Massachusetts legislature voted 62-134 to put the proposed constitutional amendment to limit marriage on the November 2008 ballot. The measure needed only 50 votes to pass. It will need to pass again in next year’s legislative session to be placed on the   …Continue Reading Same-Sex Marriage Amendment Advances