[lit-ideas] Re: Age of Majority by State

  • From: "Judith Evans" <judithevans1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 11:05:40 -0000

Thank you, Robert.  Here's a list of US state ages of consent


Judy Evans, Cardiff

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Paul" <rpaul@xxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 3:41 AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Age of Majority by State

> > Most are 18, three are 19 and two are 21.
> The age of majority is not identical with 'the age of consent.'
> they're the same but where they differ the age of consent is
always lower.
> There are Federal laws about this but they're written so that
the States still
> have some leeway in legislating. Generally, the Federal age of
consent is 18.
> In some states the age of consent is 16; but it can be lower,
and when it is,
> what matters is the age discrepancy between the older party and
the younger
> party.
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