consenting adult


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consenting adult

an adult who willingly agrees to participate in an activity with one or more other adults. The term is usually applied to sexual activity.

consenting adult

A mature individual who agrees to participate in social or sexual activity by virtue of his or her own desire or free will.
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In 1985, the 11th Circuit ruled in Hardwick's favor, saying that the sodomy law infringed upon fundamental constitutional rights by criminalizing private acts among consenting adults.
Carol lanuzzo, social services director at Penn Ya Manor Nursing Home in New York, points out, "Today, by state law, facilities must accommodate privacy needs of consenting adults.
Nevertheless, at the 1987 ICM, a resolution offered by the Dutch, calling for prisoners of conscience to include those who are incarcerated "solely for acts in private between consenting adults," failed to pass.
In a major setback for the largely closeted homosexual community in India, the apex court had on Wednesday said gay sex between consenting adults is a criminal offence.
There was a joke current amongst Welsh speakers that it was only permissible to converse in Welsh amongst consenting adults in private.
Amnesty International's Kate Allen said: "The sex lives of consenting adults shouldn't be a criminal matter.
David Clarenbach that eliminates criminal penalties for cohabitation, fornication, homosexual acts, and other sexual behavior between (or among) consenting adults in private.
The week includes dramas and documentaries on figures such as Joe Orton, Kenneth Williams, Frankie Howerd and an excellent drama, Consenting Adults, with Charles Dance as Lord Wolfenden, whose 1957 report heralded decriminalisation.
I think it is only appropriate between consenting adults of the opposite sex.
The legalization of same-sex marriage has been instrumental in fostering this change in perspective, leading most to think of marriage as simply the expression of mutual affection between two consenting adults," he wrote in an article for National Review Online.
Sex is meant to be special and between two consenting adults - and that's it.