BY DAVID HYLTON
The state Senate passed a bill this week that sets the minimum age to get married in Virginia at 16 with a judge's permission.
Senate Bill 415 says that people can get married on their own at age 18.
The Daily Press reports that the current law allows people to marry at 16 with parental permission, and younger than that if a parent consents and the girl is pregnant.
Politifact Virginia statistics show that four people age 13 were married in Virginia from 2004 to 2014. The statistics also showed 24 brides aged 14 and at least 170 aged 15 in that time frame.
"We can't believe this is legal in Virginia," said state Sen. Jill Vogel.
Click here to read the entire bill.