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Marrying Minors - More than Meets the Eye

Legal Background:

Currently, Maryland Family Law Article §2-301 allows minors to marry under the following circumstances:

  • A 16 or 17 year old, either:
    • With the parents’ or guardians’ consent and swearing that the person is aged 16 or older; or,
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Coalition celebrates a victory for students across Mass.

November 15, 2017

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature tonight approved the Language Opportunity for Our Kids (LOOK) bill, greatly expanding options for English learners in the Commonwealth’s public schools and creating a new Seal of Biliteracy that will help students compete in the global economy. 783 more words

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Councilmembers Hollander, Hamilton and Sexton Smith have issued the following statement on the Metro Council Court Vote

November 2, 2017

Councilmembers Bill Hollander (D-9), Cheri Bryant Hamilton (D-5), and Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) have issued the following statement concerning their votes in the Metro Council Court on Wednesday night: 322 more words

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Last Week at Council

Metro Council’s meeting last week lasted for nearly six hours and included several items many of you have communicated with me about.  I always appreciate hearing from constituents (and welcome more comments on these subjects if you have them).  375 more words

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ACLU testimony opposing City Council bills expanding sit/lie bans

“Instead of wasting limited public resources enforcing constitutionally infirm bills—which would likely result in costly lawsuits—without actually reducing the number of unsheltered homeless, the ACLU strongly encourages the City and County of… 132 more words

LOOK bill sent to conference committee

The LOOK Bill passed the House on June 7, 2017 in a vote of 152-2, and passed by the Senate unanimously on July 27. The two versions of the bill were referred to conference committee and the following legislators were appointed to the committee: Rep. 34 more words

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