House Considers Bill That Proposes Child Marriage Ban

The House is now considering legislation that would ban child marriage in Missouri.

Scott City Republican Senator Holly Thompson Rehder wants to ban marriages for anyone under 18 without exceptions.

Rehder tells a House committee that Missouri’s lax marriage laws are a contributing factor to sex trafficking…

LaRussell Republican Representative Mitch Boggs feels Rehder’s bill does not fix the problem. He’s concerned that this bill gives the government the excuse to “intrude” in family marriage.