Marriage bill passed in Senate; UNC members abstain

Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 04:00

The Senate has passed legislation raising the age of marriage in this country to 18.

The bill was passed after 10 pm Tuesday, with a simple majority.

All UNC members present in the Senate abstained.

Those included Wade Mark, Khadisha Ameen, Gerald Ramdeen and Wayne Sturge

Independent Senator Danayshar Mahabir also abstained.

The legislation, known as the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill was passed by a margin of 23 for, none against, five abstentions.

The legislation now moves to House of Representatives for debate.

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