The bill was originally written to give opposite-sex couples a pathway to marriage that same-sex couples would be excluded from.
The bill has since been amended with an age requirement of 18 years old for marriage.
"I was not a child bride. I was a child who was exploited," said Courtney Stodden of marrying the "Lost" actor.
The text of the child marriage ban signed into law by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that it is aimed at the "abolition of the unequal structures and practices that perpetuate discrimination and inequality."
Reports from intake centers in Wisconsin and the United Arab Emirates said young girls were allegedly forced into marriage to escape the Taliban's takeover.
The vast majority of minors who enter a marriage are teenage girls, and getting married before adulthood often has devastating consequences for them," State Senator Julia Salazaar said in a statement.
"Setting the minimum age to obtain a marriage license will help prevent child exploitation," Governor Wolf said Friday.
The young woman was rescued just days before the wedding.
A bill proposed in October could get rid of the minimum age for Muslim girls to marry.
There have been several cases of rapists marrying their victims, including minors, to avoid prosecution.
Gloria Steinem spent International Women's Day encouraging girls' education.
A number of high-income countries have performed considerably worse than expected.
Save the Children's president Carolyn Miles tells Newsweek the biggest global issue for women and girls.
The number of women in Africa who married as children is set to double by 2050.
The film is based of the real-life case of Aberash Bekele.
Whether it's child marriage or maternity leave, progress over the past 20 years has been mixed.
A reports looks at how technological innovation can help tackle problems faced by the world's children.
Child mortality has halved, but barriers to education remain.
Iceland and Suriname want men to talk to men about violence against women
In an effort to curb female genital mutilation rates, a series of new laws are introduced in Britain