Cablegate: Child Marriage
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UNCLAS BOGOTA 002121
G/IWI FOR L KHADIAGALA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ELAB PHUM PGOV SCUL SOCI KWMN
SUBJECT: CHILD MARRIAGE
REF: SECSTATE 36341
1. Per the Colombian Civil Code, the legal age of marriage in
Colombia for both boys and girls is 18. However, with
parents' consent men of 14 and women of 12 can marry.
2. Underage marriage is not a problem in Colombia.
3. There are no U.S. funded intiatives in Colombia regarding