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Article - Family Law




§2–301.

    (a)    An individual 16 or 17 years old may not marry unless:

        (1)    the individual has the consent of a parent or guardian and the parent or guardian swears that the individual is at least 16 years old; or

        (2)    if the individual does not have the consent of a parent or guardian, either party to be married gives the clerk a certificate from a licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, or certified nurse practitioner stating that the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner has examined the woman to be married and has found that she is pregnant or has given birth to a child.

    (b)    An individual 15 years old may not marry unless:

        (1)    the individual has the consent of a parent or guardian; and

        (2)    either party to be married gives the clerk a certificate from a licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, or certified nurse practitioner stating that the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner has examined the woman to be married and has found that she is pregnant or has given birth to a child.

    (c)    An individual under the age of 15 may not marry.