Marriage Age

  • Wedding age row: Politicians, women outfits slam Muslim religious forum September 23, 2013

    Cutting across political and religious lines, political leaders and women campaigners in Kerala have come out strongly against some Muslim outfits' move to approach the Supreme Court seeking to get marriageable age of girls in the community lowered from 18. Dubbing this as a backward step which would harm the interests...
  • Spain raises minimum legal age of marriage from 14 to 16 April 6, 2013

    Madrid: The Spanish government has raised the minimum legal age for marriage from 14 to 16 years. Spain's Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality Ana Mato on Friday said that change was aimed at "improving the well being and quality of life of youngsters", reported Xinhua. Until now, people as young...
  • Sex at 16, marry at 18: Big Indian adulthood debate February 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has come out with a new recommendation that an 18-year-old boy – or man – should be allowed to marry. Eighteen is generally considered the age to enjoy and have fun, the age when you are still in your teens, not quite a child, not fully...
  • Boys can marry at 18, girls can have sex at 16: Report February 7, 2008

    Mumbai: Marrying at 18 can be a tricky decision, but the Law Commission wants that option to be left to boys. The point of being old enough to vote but not being mature enough to get married has been raised by the Law Commission. The body proposed that 18-year-old boys can...