November 29, 1973 - After Jan. 1, 1974, males between the ages of 18 and 21 will no longer need parental consent to be married in the state of Colorado. County Clerk Addie Sim said a new law provides that when a prospective bride or groom does need parental consent, it must come from both parents. Such consent is required for anyone under 18 years of age and when under 16 years of age, court permission is also required. The age of consent for women under the current law is 18, and this will remain the same. Under another new provision in the marriage law, only persons under 45 years of age must have rubella tests to insure immunity against rubella. The new law lowers the age from 50.