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January 15, 1927

Remedy Proposed for Child Marriages.

JAMA. 1927;88(3):182. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680290044019

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—The child welfare division of the Public Charities Association of Pennsylvania will sponsor two bills at the coming session of the state legislature. The child marriage bill establishes the minimum marriage age at 16 years for both sexes. The Hasty marriage bill provides for five days' advance notice of intention to apply for a marriage license. The Pennsylvania Conference on Social Welfare does not sponsor legislation as was stated in The Journal, Dec. 18, 1926, p. 2101; however, it initiated a study of the marriage laws in Pennsylvania in 1922.

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