The Senate has passed a bill, raising the age of marriage in this country to 18.
The bill, which Attorney General Faris AlRawi initially said needed a special majority, was passed after 10 pm Tuesday, with a simple majority after several amendments were made.
All UNC members in the Senate abstained.
The legislation, known as the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill was passed by a margin of 23 for, none against, five abstentions.
The legislation now goes to the Lower House to be debated by Members of Parliament.