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Knesset Raises Legal Marriage Age to 18

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Ynet – Following a fiery debate, the Knesset raised the legal marriage age from 17 to 18 on Monday. The bill, initiated by a group of Knesset members from across the political spectrum, was meant to fight the early betrothal customary in certain sectors, where minors are wed under familiar and community pressures.

The bill passed with the support of 55 MKs against 11 opposed.

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