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A new law will take effect in August establishing a minimum age for marriage in Louisiana.

In order to get married, a person must be at least 16 years old — an age limit the state previously hasn’t had. Any 16 and 17-year-olds will have to have both parental and judicial consent and can’t marry anyone more than three years older.

On this week's Capitol Access, Morgan Lamandre, legal director with Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR), discusses the new law and how it moved through the Legislature.

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With just two days left in session, lawmakers are still negotiating setting a minimum age for marriage in Louisiana. 

Clinical psychologist Diane Medved talks to us about why married couples should avoid divorce like the plague.


Leaders of the country's largest Protestant denomination have a message for millennials: get married already.

The Nashville-based Southern Baptist Convention and its nearly 16 million members continue to resist societal trends like gay marriage and cohabitation. They also want to go against the grain on the rising marital age.

But back in 1972, Pam Blume was pretty typical. She was just a few years out of high school when she walked down the aisle.

Attorney and author Maria Brinson-Sampson talks about her book, "I Am The Marrying Kind", about why so few black woman are married.

Bill Martin discusses renovations on the baseball field at McKinley High School. If you would like to support this effort log on to www.fundly.com and search McKinley Panther Baseball.

Paul Conroy joins Jim to discuss his new book "Under the Wire: Maria Colvin's Final Assignment".