Georgia lawmakers have agreed to raise the minimum age for marriage from 16 to 17 years old.

The bill also requires 17-year-olds who want to get married provide proof they've been emancipated from their parents.

And couples must take at least six hours of premarital education before applying for a marriage license.

Additionally, under the new law, there can only be a four year age gap between a 17-year-old and their potential spouse.

The bill lays out instructions for when the court is supposed to deny a marriage license, including if the younger party has been a victim of a sex crime committed by the person who wants to get married.

It now heads to the governor’s desk, where he has 40 days to sign or veto it.