Can a girl under 18 years marry without parent’s consent upon a certification for pregnancy by a physician?
I am a 17-year-old girl in Maryland. I am in a live-in relationship with my boyfriend. My physician certified that I am pregnant. Can I marry my boyfriend without my parent’s consent?01/17/2017 | Category: Marriage » Minor | State: Maryland | #30404
“(a) Marriage of individual 16 or 17 years old. -- An individual 16 or 17 years old may not marry unless:
(1) the individual has the consent of a parent or guardian and the parent or guardian swears that the individual is at least 16 years old; or
(2) if the individual does not have the consent of a parent or guardian, either party to be married gives the clerk a certificate from a licensed physician, licensed physician assistant, or certified nurse practitioner stating that the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner has examined the woman to be married and has found that she is pregnant or has given birth to a child.