Marriage Laws in 1888

Many states forbid marriage between white and Chinese persons.

In Austria fourteen is the legal age for marriage for both men and women.

Forty states and territories forbid marriage between an uncle and niece.

The marriage of first cousins is forbidden in fourteen states and territories.

All marriages in England must be celebrated before three o’clock in the afternoon.

Twenty-two states forbid by law the marriage of step-children with their step-parents.

Twenty-five states and territories forbid marriage between white and “colored” people.

The minimum age fixed for marriage in Sparta was thirty for a man and twenty for a woman.

In Prussia eighteen and fourteen are legal ages at which men and women may contract a matrimonial alliance.

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