STORM: Prof John Ashton called to lower age of consent
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"Because we are so confused about this and we have kept the age of consent
at 16, the 15-yearolds don't have clear routes to getting some support," he said.
They contended that since the minimum age for marriage is 18 years, the age of consent
should be the same.
This was followed by top ten hit Why, which paved the way for debut album Age Of Consent
. Further hits came with versions of George and Ira Gershwin's It Ain't Necessarily so and Donna Summer's I Feel Love (with Marc Almond on guest vocals) Somerville left in 1985 to form The Communards with Richard Coles.
However, age of consent
laws are usually complex and the legal age of consent
listed here are higher or lower depending on certain conditions.
For many years, the age of consent
in Canada was only applied to girls.
Meanwhile, 67 percent of over 1,000 people surveyed by the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) criticized underage marriages and called for the age of consent
to be 18.
Stephen Harper's Conservative government wants to raise the age of consent
The legal age of consent
in Washington, D.C., is 16, and the page in question was 17 at the time, so not "underage." When he was censured, Congressman Studds bravely asked something along the lines of, "Why is the United States Congress spending its time on what went on between two consenting adults over a decade ago?" While I personally find middle-aged people dating teenagers to be distasteful, you shouldn't make it sound as if Gerry Studds was a child molester.
An earlier (2002) Pollara poll reported 80% of Canadians were in favour of raising the age of consent
. Homosexual activists, naturally, are opposed to the measure.
The age of consent
; young people, sexuality and citizenship.