Minors will no longer be able to marry in any form, according to the decision of the senator-lawyers, who have adopted a modification of the Family Code by which the dispensations offered until now to the young people of 15 and 16 years are prohibited. The Senate Judiciary Committee amended the Family Code on Wednesday and decided to prohibit marriages under the age of 18, both for girls and boys. The proposal to amend the Family Code was submitted by the PSD deputies Minodora Cilvetti, Doina Dretcan and Mirela Adomnicai and eliminates the discrimination between girls and boys, regarding the age of marriage.
Thus, the initiative amends article 4 of the Family Code, in the sense that the minimum age of marriage is 18 years, both for girls and boys.
"A man can marry only if he is eighteen, and the woman only if he is sixteen. However, for good reasons, the marriage of a woman who has turned fifteen can be agreed," the Family Code states. Until now, girls could only get married before they could get older if they received exemptions - at 16 from parents, at 15, from local authorities.
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March 12, 2007