Knesset prepares to raise legal marriage age from 17 to 18
Ultra-Orthodox MK implies bill would hurt his sector, which traditionally marries young.
The Knesset Constitution Committee Wednesday approved for a final vote a bill that would raise the legal age for marriage from 17 to 18. But when a dispute arose in the committee over who should have the power to authorize underage marriages in exceptional cases, Justice Ministry professionals appeared to be at odds with their minister, Tzipi Livni, on the matter.
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