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Marriage law changes taking effect Aug. 1

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The 2009 Legislature passed HF695/SF548 making modifications to the state statute governing marriages in Minnesota (MS 517). These changes will take effect Aug. 1.

Some of the additional provisions or clarifications are:

• The "legal custodial" parent(s) must give consent and appeal to the courts for authorization for their child who has reached the age of 16 but is under the age of 18 years of age to marry.

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