age of consent

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the minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations

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The measure is certain to face opposition in the Lords, where peers have already thrown out two previous attempts to equalise the gay and heterosexual ages of consent.
By having different ages of consent for gays and heterosexuals our society and government sent out a clear message that gay men don't deserve the same rights as their heterosexual counterparts.
The measure is certain to face strong opposition in the Lords, where peers have already thrown out two previous attempts to equalise the gay and heterosexual ages of consent.
In a free vote, MPs supported the move by 313 to 130, confirming the will of the Commons, which was defeated when the Lords last summer overturned a previous vote in favour of equalising gay and heterosexual ages of consent.
The association said improper relationships between pupils and teachers in schools were already regarded as a "fundamental breach of trust", regardless of ages of consent.