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Senate bill would ban marriage by minors

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As expected, legislation was filed Monday in the Florida Senate to ban minors from getting married. The bill (SB 140) repeals language now in state law governing weddings of those under 18, replacing it with, “A license to marry may not be issued to any person under the age of 18.” It was filed by Rules Chair Lizbeth Benacquisto, a Fort Myers Republican.

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