It will be significantly harder to get married under age 18 in Indiana if a bill approved by a House committee Monday becomes law.
More than 500 Hoosier minors have gotten married in the last five years, the vast majority of them girls.
Under current law, anyone under age 18 must have parental consent. And minors as young as 15 can get married in Indiana, if the girl is pregnant.
Donna Pollard was one such girl. She says the system makes it very hard for child brides like herself to escape often abusive spouses.