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Age of Consent Reform

Submitted on Thursday 18th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Age of Consent Reform

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As it stands, a boy of 16 having intercourse with a girl of 15 is committing a criminal act and can end up on the sex offenders register. We support a blurring of this sharp distinction with consent being able to be given by people within 2 years of age of each other for intercourse and other sexual activity regardless of age, in order to decriminalise these children. Also a full review should be made of what the age of consent should be and the sex and relationship education we are giving our children; perhaps using examples from the rest of western Europe where both the age of consent (13-18) and sex and relationship education vary widely.

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