South Carolina Marriage Laws

20-1-300 - Issuance of license to unmarried female and male under eighteen years of age when female is pregnant or has borne a child.


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South Carolina Code of Laws ? Title 20: Domestic Relations ? Chapter 1: Marriage - Article 3: Marriage License

Issuance of license to unmarried female and male under eighteen years of age when female is pregnant or has borne a child.


Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 20-1-250 to 20-1-290, a marriage license may be issued to an unmarried female and male under the age of eighteen years who could otherwise enter into a marital contract, if such female be pregnant or has borne a child, under the following conditions: (a) The fact of pregnancy or birth is established by the report or certificate of at least one duly licensed physician; (b) She and the putative father agree to marry; (c) Written consent to the marriage is given by one of the parents of the female, or by a person standing in loco parentis, such as her guardian or the person with whom she resides, or, in the event of no such qualified person, with the consent of the superintendent of the department of social services of the county in which either party resides; (d) Without regard to the age of the female and male; and (e) Without any requirement for any further consent to the marriage of the male.

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HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-24.5; 1962 (52) 1704; 1972 (57) 2382.


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