Minimum marriage age upped to 18

05.11.2013                      02.Kislew.5774

Heiratsgesetz:

Minimum marriage age upped to 18

Haredi MKs spoke out against bill, meant to prevent teenagers from being forced into marriages at a young age.

The legal marriage age was increased from 17 to 18 on Monday night.
A bill to that effect, proposed by coalition chairman Yariv Levin (Likud Beytenu), MK Haneen Zoabi (Balad), MK Zehava Gal-On (Meretz) and MK Dov Henin (Hadash), among others, passed its second and third (final) readings with 55 in favor and 11 opposed….