Delaware has become the first state in the nation to completely ban marriage for anyone under 18.
Democratic Gov. John Carney on Wednesday signed into law the measure that makes it illegal for minors to get married, under any circumstances, even if their parents approve.
Previously, anyone could get married in Delaware at any age with a judge's approval.
'Now that we have closed this loophole in Delaware law, children will be protected from forced marriage and its dangerous consequences,' Rep. Kim Williams (D-Newport) told WDEL.