How Spain’s minimum marrying age compares with the rest of Europe

Spain appears poised to raise the minimum marrying age from 14 to 16, in a move aimed at protecting children from forced marriages and exploitation.  On Tuesday a parliamentary justice commission passed new legislation under which 14- and 15-year-olds will no longer be able to marry. The draft law will now go to the senate for debate.

The United Nations Demographic yearbook 2013 published a table showing the minimum legal age at which marriage can take place both with parental consent and without.


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