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Where can a 21-year-old and a 16-year-old get married without parental consent?

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02/13/2007

All states - 18 Except - * Georgia: 18 generally, 15 with parental consent, 16 without parental consent if pregnant * Florida: 18 generally, 16 with parental consent. * Massachusetts: 18 generally for first marriage, 16 with parental and judicial consent [2]. * Michigan: 18 generally, 16 with parental consent. 15 and under with parental consent and probate judge approval. * Mississippi: 17 for males, 15 for females, unlimited with parental consent. * New Hampshire: 18 generally; 14 for males and 13 for females, in cases of "special cause" with parental consent and court permission. * New Jersey: 18 generally, 16 with parental consent. * New York: 18 generally, 16 with parental consent, 14 with parental and judicial consent. * North Carolina: 18 generally, 16 with parental consent, unlimited in case of pregnancy or birth of child with parental consent. * Oregon: 18 generally, 17 with parental consent. The consenting parent or guardian must accompany the applicant when applying for the marriage license. There is no waiver for anyone under the age of 17. * Texas: 18, 14 with parental consent. Possibly younger with judicial consent or if person under 18 had previously married and divorced. Texas Family Code * Utah: 18 generally for first marriage, 16 with parental consent, 14 with court approval or previous marriage.