Lawmaker seeks to up Alaska's legal age of marriage to 18

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KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska lawmaker is seeking to change the state law that allows a person as young as 14 to marry.

The Ketchikan Daily News reports state Sen. Berta Gardner is planning to introduce legislation to up the legal age of marriage to 18 in Alaska.

The Democratic senator's legislation would also allow emancipated minors above the age of 16 to marry.

Lawmaker seeks to up Alaska's legal age of marriage to 18
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