NH lawmaker wants teens to be at least 16 before getting married
CONCORD — Lawmakers are considering a bill that seeks to increase the marriageable age of heterosexual individuals in the state to at least 16.
Under current state law, females as young as 13 and males as young as 14 who show "special cause" to state courts and also have the consent of a parent or guardian can legally be wed, according to Foster's.
The bill was proposed by Rep. Jackie Cilley, D-Barrington, at the request of Dover High School senior, Cassandra Levesque.
Levesque said she became interested in the topic after attending a workshop about human trafficking and forced child marriage.