Can a 17 years old child marry her classmate of same age in Idaho?
I am 17 years old and study in a boarding school in Idaho. I am in love with my classmate (17 years old) and want to marry him. Can I marry my classmate?01/17/2017 | Category: Marriage » Minor | State: Idaho | #30381
Idaho Code § 32-202 reads:
“Any unmarried male of the age of eighteen (18) years or older, and any unmarried female of the age of eighteen (18) years or older, and not otherwise disqualified, are capable of consenting to and consummating marriage. Provided that if the male party to the contract is under the age of eighteen (18) and not less than sixteen (16) years of age, or if the female party to the contract is under the age of eighteen (18) and not less than sixteen (16) years of age, the license shall not be issued except upon the consent in writing duly acknowledged and sworn to by the father, mother or guardian of any such person if there be either, and provided further, that no such license may be issued, if the male be under eighteen (18) years of age and the female under eighteen (18) years of age, unless each party to the contract submits to the county recorder his or her original birth certificate, or certified copy thereof or other proof of age acceptable to the county recorder.”
In the given instance, as you and your classmate are below 18 years, you may marry your classmate with the consent of your father, mother,or guardian and by submitting your original birth certificate, or certified copy or other proof of age to the county recorder.