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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SIXTEEN-year-olds will be legally allowed to have sex if plans by the Government to lower the age of consent get the nod.
Spencer, who is a professor of law at Selwyn College, Cambridge, has been an outspoken critic of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, which sets the age of consent at 16, and has called the legislation "exceptionally heavy-handed".
DAVID Norris was last night battling another Presidential storm after his views on abortion, age of consent and prostitution returned to haunt him.
Lady Young is at the forefront of a cross-party coalition of peers who will vote today against last month's Commons vote to drop the gay age of consent, backed by ministers.
16 ( ANI ): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Najma Heptullah on Saturday disapproved the Union Cabinet's move to lower the age of consent for sex from 18 to 16 years, saying this is not in consonance with the Indian system, society, culture and values.
Her cause was boosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, who was not present for the debate but earlier said lowering the age of consent for homosexuals would be a "grave error" and morally unhealthy.
It's crazy to suggest a lower age of consent - KM, Kilmarnock.
The prospect that Labour will ditch the equal age of consent in order to appease the homophobic House of Lords will be greeted with dismay and anger by the lesbian and gay community.
16 ( ANI ): Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Saugata Roy on Saturday said that he was opposed to lowering the age of consent for sex from 18 to 16 years as cleared by the Union Cabinet.
Unfortunately, his own judgment has been shown to be very suspect and the latest revelations only adds to the public's concerns about his comments regarding the age of consent.
CHANNEL 4 is to suggest that the age of consent for sex be lowered to 14.
and "Smalltown Boy" and actually managed to crack the American Top 40 album chart with the uncompromising The Age of Consent.
Among those who backed the lowering of the age of consent was Shadow Chancellor and Tory former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo.
Himani Bannerji's study of the age of consent issue in India shows how British colonialism sought to legitimise itself and lubricate the machinery of governmental administration by way of policy legislation that aimed to reorganise gender relations among the colonised.
THE age of consent for gay sex has been lowered to 17 in Northern Ireland, making the same rules apply to gays and heterosexuals.