Hi everyone, I posed this question before but it got locked. I didn't know you were all such judgemental prudes. My daughter is 14 and wants to marry her 21 year old boyfriend, can exceptions be made with parental consent? Before you start judging me like last time I think you should remember that 14 year olds are not children. 14 is the age of consent in Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain and Portugal - there is nothing special about the number 16/18. Age of consent laws are arbitrary. Also the age of criminal responsibility ranges from 6-12 in the USA, so obviously under 18s understand the consequences of their actions. Unless you have genuine advice pls don't reply.