Underage marriage ban poised to become law

  DOVER — The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation that would completely ban marriage involving minors. The bill now goes to Gov. John Carney, who will sign it pending “a review by his policy and legal team,” per a spokesman. Delaware would become the first state to prevent individuals under 18 from marrying. The […]

House approves ban on underage marriages

  DOVER — The Delaware House of Representatives passed a measure Thursday that would prohibit marriage involving minors, with the bill moving forward solely on Democratic support. House Bill 337 now goes to the Senate. Twenty-three members supported it in the House, while 11 voted against, six abstained and one was absent. Rep. Gerald Brady, […]

Legislation would ban all child marriages in state

  DOVER — A bill filed Tuesday would prevent anyone under the age of 18 from getting married in Delaware, making the First State the only state to completely ban all marriages involving minors. Current state law requires individuals to be at least 18 to get married unless an exception is granted by a Family […]

Hollingsworths’ secrets for a long, happy marriage

We were married 68 years ago, on Dec. 28, 1947. In the last few years, we have often been asked, “How are we able to stay married to each other for such a long time?” and “What is your secret for a long, happy marriage?” and “How do you tolerate living with the same person […]