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Guatemalan Congress Passes Law Raising Girls’ Legal Marriage Age In Effort To Prevent Early Pregnancies, Other Risks

Agence France-Presse: Guatemala raises legal age of marriage from 14 to 18
“Guatemalan lawmakers on Thursday passed a law raising the minimum age for marriage after human rights groups cited alarming figures for early pregnancies and other risks for wedded girls. The congress passed the measure raising the age from 14 to 18 in an urgent, expedited vote that bypasses the usual requirement of presidential approval…” (11/6).

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