The Vermont House has passed a bill that would raise the marriage age to 18
The Vermont House has passed a bill that would raise the marriage age to 18, with no exceptions, a move that supporters say would reduce domestic violence and unwanted pregnancies and improve the lives of teens. If signed into law Vermont would join seven other states, mostly in the Northeast, that do not allow marriage before the age of 18, according to the nonprofit organization Unchained at Last. The bill passed Thursday. In order to become law, the bill would have to pass in the Senate and be signed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott.