Until the 9th of June 2017, child marriage was actually legal in Trinidad and Tobago. We can now breathe a sigh of relief that the legal marriage age is now 18 in T&T - child marriage is now illegal.
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill 2016 (now Act No. 8 of 2017) was passed unanimously on the 9th June of 2017- this was a bill to amend the Marriage Act Chapter 45:01, The Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act Chapter 45:02, The Hindu Marriage Act Chapter 45:03, The Orisa Marriage Act Chapter 45:04 and The Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act Chapter 45:51.
The bill that is now passed,
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