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  Age of consent - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This should not be confused with the age of majority or age of criminal responsibility or the marriageable age.
Where a jurisdiction's age of consent laws for sexual activity treat those convicted of those laws with the same severity as criminal rape the law is often referred to as statutory rape.
Age of consent reform refers to the efforts of some individuals or groups, for different reasons and with varying arguments, to raise, lower, abolish or otherwise alter age of consent laws.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Age_of_consent   (1900 words)

 Ageing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Age is usually measured in full years (except for young children, where this downward rounding would be too crude) and a person's birthday is often an important event.
Ageing is believed to have evolved because of the increasingly smaller probability of an organism still being alive at older age, due to predation and accidents, both of which may be entirely random and age-invariant.
Organismal ageing is generally characterized by the declining ability to respond to stress, increasing homeostatic imbalance and increased risk of disease.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ageing   (1624 words)

 Ages of consent in North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Canada is a federation, the criminal law (including the definition of the age of consent) is in the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal government, so the age of consent is uniform throughout Canada.
The age of consent for heterosexual vaginal sex was 12 until 1890 when parliament raised it to 14.
The United States of America is a federation where the age of consent laws are made predominately at the state level, however there also exist federal age of consent related laws.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Age_of_consent_in_North_America   (1732 words)

 A table of worldwide ages of consent, including US states
In many countries the age of consent is higher when one partner is in a position of trust with regard to the other, or when one partner takes advantage of the other's immaturity.
Age of consent laws often do not apply when the partners are married.
The age of sexual consent in Japan is 13 years of age, although prefecture law usually overrides federal law raising the age up to 18.
www.avert.org /aofconsent.htm   (793 words)

 Legal Age Consent - Teen Marrige License Laws
If you are under the age of 18, you must either have a notarized parental consent form or have your parents accompany you, present the proper identification, and sign the parental consent form in front of the clerk issuing your license.
A female between the age of 13 and 17 years and a male between the age of 14 and 17 years can be married only with the permission of their parent (guardian) and a waiver (See Waiver).
Consent: Must be in person or in the form of a notarized and or witnessed statement in which person giving consent indicates that he/she is parent/guardian.
usmarriagelaws.com /search/united_states/legal_age_of_consent/index.shtml   (4300 words)

 Wikinfo | Age of consent
In criminal law, the age of consent is the age at which a person is considered to be capable of legally giving informed consent to sexual acts with another person.
The marriageable age is not necessarily the same as the age of consent.
The ages of consent given here are generally for a partner of any age, so an age of 14 means that a 14 year old can legally have sex with a 60 year old.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Age_of_consent   (1146 words)

 Age of consent
The age of consent is the age when the law says you can agree to have sex.
Age of consent laws are there to protect young people from being sexually exploited by adults.
The age of consent is different, depending on where you live, and in some places, the age of consent is different for boys and for girls.
www.avert.org /ageconsent.htm   (436 words)

 Canada's Legal Age of Consent to Sexual Activity (PRB99-3E)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The history of age of consent laws in Canada has evolved considerably in the past century so that the existing Criminal Code prohibitions against sexual contact with children bear scant resemblance to those that were in place as recently as 20 years ago.
Consent was not specifically precluded as a defence, however, and failure to prove that the accused was more to blame than the female person could result in acquittal.
Perhaps the strongest policy argument against raising the age of consent from 14 to 16 is that it would place unprecedented limits on the sexual freedom of young persons.
www.parl.gc.ca /information/library/PRBpubs/prb993-e.htm   (2058 words)

 The age of consent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Should the age of consent be raised to 16, it would be rape for a man of 30 to have sex with a girl of 15.
The disparity between the age of sexual consent and the age to martial consent was not intended to protect young girls but rather, as one writer has put it, to protect the father’s interest in her virginity.
A young girl could not marry under the age of 16 without her parent’s consent and thus gave her father control over her from a young age because he could marry her off anytime time after she reached the age of sexual consent which in our case was 12 years of age.
www.landofsixpeoples.com /news402/nk406033.htm   (536 words)

 Age of Sexual Consent Laws
Age of consent laws are there to stop young people from being exploited by adults.
Some places have different ages of consent limits for homosexuals, and in other countries this sort of relationship is against the law.
If you are under the age of consent and you choose to have sex with someone who is over the age of consent, then they can be charged with the crime of 'statutory rape'.
www.sex-ed101.org /articles/sexual_health/sexual_consent_laws.html   (592 words)

 Briefing Paper | Homosexual Age of Consent
In 1994 the minimum age (known as the ‘age of consent’) was lowered to 18.
In Northern Ireland the heterosexual age of consent is 17.
Hence, the age of consent for buggery of a male and homosexual acts in the Province was reduced from 18 to 17, not 16.
www.christian.org.uk /briefingpapers/homosexualageofconsent.htm   (1680 words)

AGE OF SEXUAL STATE CONSENT ALABAMA 16 ALASKA 16 ARIZONA 18 ARKANSAS 16 CALIFORNIA 18 COLORADO 17 CONNECTICUT 16 DELAWARE 18 The age of sexual consent is 16 for adults who are under 30 years of age, or if the adult that is 30 years of age or older is married to the minor.
Age 17 does not apply to teachers or any other school employee in a "position of authority" over the minor.
TEXAS 18 The age of consent in Texas is considered to be 17 years of age, however, until the minor turns 18, he or she can only have sexual relations with someone 2 years older.
www.actwin.com /eatonohio/gay/consent.htm   (1110 words)

 Age of consent - Encyclopedia Dramatica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The age at which fucking a given individual will not land you in jail with the other pedophiles.
It is possible to get around the age of consent, the simplest way is by making sure your victims aren't consenting.
This page was last modified 21:48, 30 July 2006.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Age_of_consent   (93 words)

 Age of Consent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Primarily they are that the age for heterosexual consent should be the same as for homosexual consent, by which I mean male and female homosexual consent.
Informed consent means not simply the ability to say "Yes, let's have sex", which is a thing many very young kids are capable of saying (emulating TV programmes), but also the ability to understand the physical and emotional consequences of a sexual act.
I also felt that the consent tolerance has to be an upward tolerance, by which I mean based upon the lower age of the people involved.
www.iomfats.org /resources/ageofconsent.html   (1201 words)

 BBC News | UK | Q and A: The age of consent
Until now, the age of consent for homosexual men was 18 while there was no statutory age of consent for lesbian sex.
The second change means that a person under the age of consent will not commit an offence if they have a homosexual relationship with someone over the age of consent.
One of the key objections raised in 1998 was that lowering the age of consent would leave 16-year-olds prey to older men.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1045383.stm   (955 words)

 Age of Consent - Data Protection Commissioner - Ireland
Section 2A(1) of the Acts states that consent cannot be obtained from a person who, by reason of age, is likely to be unable to appreciate the nature and effect of such consent.
In the medical area, the GPIT Guide (www.GPIT.ie) suggests that an individual may be assumed to be competent to give consent for medical purposes on reaching the age of 16 years.
Where the individual is below that age, consent may still be given, but this requires that the medical practitioner involved must assess whether a child or young person has the maturity to understand and make their own decisions about the handling of their personal health information.
www.dataprotection.ie /viewdoc.asp?m=m&fn=/documents/guidance/3gm5.htm   (400 words)

 An Age of Consent" Symposium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
At the age of 16, she was imprisoned in the Oskaloosa County Jail in Kansas for her non-state, non-church marriage to E. Walker.
In all the States association with a girl before she has reached the age prescribed in the statutes of the State in which she lives is rape, regardless of her consent to the association.
This is an age of rapid development, and there are large numbers of young women in their teens who know much more about themselves and are far better qualified to be their own protectors than were their mothers when five or ten years older.
flag.blackened.net /daver/anarchism/tucker/aoc.html   (4635 words)

In order to issue a written consent, the auditor must be satisfied that the audit report, and the audited financial statements, take into account any relevant events or developments that have occurred subsequent to the date of the audit report.
The auditor would perform these procedures to the date of the consent or to a date as close thereto as is reasonable and practicable in the circumstances.
If the consent is to be issued at the same time as the release of the audit report, the auditor’s procedures would normally be limited to determining that the continuous disclosure document has been approved by the appropriate company officials.
www.camagazine.com /index.cfm/ci_id/29566/la_id/1.htm   (1658 words)

 Age Of Consent & Sodomy Law awareness in Queensland Australia - need for urgent action
A truly equal age of consent is necessary in order to establish equality in the protection, health, support and acceptance of ALL youth - regardless of their gender or their sexuality.
Queensland’s age of consent is 16, but anal intercourse (“sodomy”) involving any person aged under 18 is a criminal offence punishable with up to 14 years imprisonment.
It is a matter of extreme urgency that the Beattie Government truly equalise the age of consent at 16 for everyone, by acting to remove the Sodomy Law.
www.queerradio.org /AgeOfConsent.htm   (2734 words)

 Cambodia -- Age of Consent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
While the age of consent to sexual intercourse is not defined in Cambodian law, there are several other Cambodian laws that support the age of majority to be 18.
Cambodia is unlikely to have a law stating the legal age for sex while government officials and rich and influential men in Cambodia continue to have sex with young girls and virgins.
Article 8 of the trafficking law, which states that regardless of consent, acts of “anacha” with a person under the age of 15 are punishable by 10 - 20 years in prison, is more akin to a statutory rape law.
sidesplitters.catastrophe.net /arch/2002/www.ageofconsent.com/cambodia.htm   (4704 words)

 EIPS - The Age Of Consent
Sir, The enforcement of the Parliament Act to lower the age of homosexual consent appears completely to disregard the advice of the gathered, seasoned wisdom that is deemed by many people to be the strength of the reformed House of Lords.
Sir, Now the issue of equality in the age of consent has been finally settled, perhaps it is time to consider whether 16 is the appropriate age at which consent should become lawful.
He goes on to quote other countries and that lowering the age to 14 would remove legal obstacles and give the right of young people to make their own choice about when they are ready for sex.
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?ArtKey=consent   (1089 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Age of Consent: Books: George Monbiot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Above all, The Age of Consent is a call to action: all its research and analysis will amount to nothing, says Monbiot, if it doesn't contribute to the process of change for which he sees a vast global will developing.
In The Age of Consent he puts the current democratic world under scrutiny having also written about this on a more detailed level in his earlier book The Captive State and makes the fact that we can even call it democratic questionable, he suggests new systems to unselected world powers such as.
George Monbiot's 'Age of Consent' is a powerful and visionary call to arms from a seasoned campaigner of the Global Resistance Movement.
www.amazon.co.uk /Age-Consent-George-Monbiot/dp/0007150431   (2960 words)

 Age of Consent: Home
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www.ageofconsentrap.com   (79 words)

 CTV.ca | Government hopes to raise age of consent to 16
The Conservative government wants the age of consent raised to 16, but would allow teenagers as young as 14 to have sex with partners within five years of their own age, CTV News has learned.
When Diane Sowden's daughter became pregnant at 14, the current age of consent, she soon succumbed to a downward spiral of drugs and sex in Vancouver's downtown eastside.
If the legislation passes, it would be the first time the age of consent has been raised since 1890.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060531/age_consent_060531/20060601?hub=TopStories   (518 words)

 Age of Consent
Age of Consent was based on a novel by Norman Lindsay, which Powell dismissed as “one of those girl Friday stories….
Age of Consent can be seen today as containing palimpsests of earlier, greater works, and despite its flaws, is nevertheless well worth watching, mainly for the always fascinating James Mason, and Helen Mirren's spirited performance as the artist's muse.
Age of Consent, as a fascinating example of an auteur's later work, is an unjustly neglected film that is deserving of its eventual rediscovery.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/cteq/05/36/age_of_consent.html   (1322 words)

 Queensland Age of Consent & legal sexual activity information pamphlet
It is important to know the law so that you or your partner do not risk legal prosecution, and also so that you are empowered to enjoy your sexuality with the confidence that you are acting within the law.
16 is the age of consent* for all males and females,
This means that all straight or gay persons aged 16 and over, may legally consent to engage in sexual activities such as mutual masturbation, body rubbing, and oral sex, for example.
www.queerradio.org /AOCpamphlet.htm   (612 words)

 Age of Consent :: Sexlaws.org
The "Age of Consent" is a term not found in many state statutes, but rather reflects an absence of prohibition.
As used on this website, this age reflects the age at which a person can legally consent to most types of sexual activity with another person.
For the Age of Consent for a specific state, consult the Answer Board.
www.sexlaws.org /aoc.html   (216 words)

 Age of Consent - SpaceBattles.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
I think the age of consent should be whenever-an-individual-feels-ready, but then I also believe in full disclosure and education at the earliest age possible for children; the more a kid knows at an early age, the less likely they are to boink early, IMHO.
I don't think that the age of consent has a lot to do with religion, but I know that religions tend to think certain ways about certain things, and the age of consent is no exception.
These adlescants that have children at the age of ~16 are basically ruining their lives by SERVERLY limiting the future career and social options, as well as limiting thier offsprings standard of living.
forums.spacebattles.com /showthread.php?t=78502   (2178 words)

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