The Age of Marriage Act 1929 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which increased the age of marriage to sixteen. It was passed in response to a campaign by the National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship; the whole Act was repealed as to Scotland by section 28 of, Schedule 3 to, the Marriage Act 1977. Corresponding provision was made for Northern Ireland by the Age of Marriage Act 1951. At common law and by canon law a person who had attained the legal age of puberty could contract a valid marriage. A marriage contracted by persons either of whom was under the legal age of puberty was voidable; the legal age of puberty was twelve years for females. This section amended the law so that a marriage contracted by persons either of whom was under the age of sixteen years was void; this provision is re-enacted by section 2 of the Marriage Act 1949. In section 1, the words from the beginning to "Provided that" were repealed by Part I of the Fifth Schedule to the Marriage Act 1949.
The proviso to section 1 was repealed by the Fourth Schedule to the Sexual Offences Act 1956 and by Schedule 2 to the Sexual Offences Act 1976. Section 1 was repealed by Part I of the Fifth Schedule to the Marriage Act 1949. See sections 6 and 14 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956. In Pugh v Pugh, Pearce J said: According to modern thought it is considered and morally wrong that persons of an age, at which we now believe them to be immature and provide for their education, should have the stresses and sexual freedom of marriage and the physical strain of childbirth. Child marriages by common consent are bad for the participants and bad for the institution of marriage; the Justice of the Peace and Local Government Review said that "Acts of Parliament that lay down hard and fast rules interfering with individual liberty are certain to give rise to some unsatisfactory results" and that this particular Act was "no exception". Marriage Act Marriage in England and Wales Marriage in Scotland Halsbury's Statutes
Ñawpa Pacha, Journal of Andean Archaeology is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Institute of Andean Studies. Ñawpa Pacha means "Antiquity" in the Quechua language. It was established by John Howland Rowe in 1963; the journal’s current editor-in-chief since 2011 is Jerry Moore. Articles published in Ñawpa Pacha cover topics such archaeology, linguistics and biology of ancient cultures from the Andes of South America; the journal is abstracted and indexed in IBZ Online, Anthropological Literature, Hispanic American Periodicals Index, JournalTOCs and Latindex. Official website Institute of Andean Studies