Child marriage, with no age restriction, is still legal in Michigan. Is it time for that to change?

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(WWJ) – When you think about marriage, your mind will most likely go directly to two consenting adults. But that’s not always the case here in Michigan.

Thanks to a law more than 120 years old, a person of any age can get married, as long as they’ve got permission from one parent and a signature from a judge.

That’s pretty shocking, right? Many Michigan lawmakers were also shocked, and that’s why they’re trying to do something to change the state’s laws on marriage. But as WWJ’s Zach Clark finds out in a new edition of The Daily J, it’s not been as easy as you might think.

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