Luke23 said on
Marriage is about more than just romance. A marriage is a binding legal agreement between two people, and (unlike most contracts you’ll enter into over the course of your life) this one remains in effect for the remainder of your natural born life, or until a legal divorce or annulment can be obtained. Most contracts don’t have the same lifespan or serious consequences as marriage, but as a rule children are not allowed to sign legal contracts until the age of majority. Allowing minors to enter into a marriage contract would run counter to this legal standard, and could make children vulnerable to sexual exploitation by adults as well.