Age of Consent & Underage Relationships
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How old do you have to be to get married in US?


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about 18 years old

In the United States, all but two states require a couple be age 18 in order to marry without parental consent. Nebraska sets the age at 19 and Mississippi at 21 at the time of this writing (May 2003). A few states will waive this requirement if there is a pregnancy involved, but the couple may still have to have court approval.

Younger marriages require parental approval and a waiver. The minimum age varies per state most being 15-16...New Hampshire is the lowest with female requirement 13 and the male 14