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Australian State Lowers Age of Consent For Homosexual Sex
NEWS.com.au / LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 29, 2003 | NEWS.com.au / LifeSiteNews.com

Posted on 05/29/2003 7:56:33 PM PDT by Polycarp

Consent bill passes upper house By Jim Hanna May 27, 2003

THE age of consent for homosexual males in NSW is set to be lowered to 16 years, after a historic conscience vote in the State's Upper House tonight.

At 9.24pm (AEST), the Legislative Council voted 23 to 16 to pass the bill and establish a uniform age of consent of 16 years in NSW, generating cheers and applause from a packed public gallery.

Four Labor MLCs - Tony Burke, Tony Catanzariti, Tony Kelly and Eddie Obeid - voted against the bill, while two Labor MLCs - John Hatzistergos and Henry Tsang did not take part in the vote.

Six Liberal MLCs - Catherine Cusack, Patricia Forsythe, Donald Harwin, Robyn Parker, Greg Pearce and John Ryan - voted in favour of the bill.

An amendment to split the bill to allow MLCs to vote for its tougher child sexual assault penalties without supporting a lower age of consent for gay men, was defeated later by 22 votes to 17.

The bill's passage means the age of consent in NSW, as in every other Australian state, will become the same for all types of sexual relationships.

The original bill was passed by 54 votes to 32 in the lower house last week.

Tonight's vote was delayed by lengthy speeches from some MLCs, including Charlie Lynn who spent around two hours reading out letters and e-mails against the move.

Labor MP Peter Primrose, who was in favour of the move, dumped his lengthy prepared speech in a bid to have the vote put sooner.

AAP


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Australian State Lowers Age of Consent For Homosexual Sex

SYDNEY, May 29, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - New South Wales has lowered the age for homosexual sex to 16. A so-called "historic conscience vote" in the state Legislative Council, or upper house, ended in a 23 to 16 result, "generating cheers and applause from a packed public gallery," according to media reports.

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr. George Pell, and the Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle, Michael Malone, said the state is "opening a real Pandora's box. ... At 16 it is too easy for children to be manipulated into sexual acts against their will." Pell added, "Parliament should not enshrine the ideological claim that homosexual and heterosexual activity are morally equivalent. It sounds a wrong note and makes the task of parents more difficult."

For local coverage: http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6505044%5E1702,00.html

1 posted on 05/29/2003 7:56:33 PM PDT by Polycarp
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To: .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Antoninus; aposiopetic; Aquinasfan; ...
the state is "opening a real Pandora's box. ... At 16 it is too easy for children to be manipulated into sexual acts against their will." Pell added, "Parliament should not enshrine the ideological claim that homosexual and heterosexual activity are morally equivalent. It sounds a wrong note and makes the task of parents more difficult."

I think Pell deserves an award for understatement here...pinging

2 posted on 05/29/2003 7:58:48 PM PDT by Polycarp (STILL PROUD2bRC!!!)
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To: Polycarp
Great news!
Maybe Australia can become a homo magnet.
They should advertise.
3 posted on 05/29/2003 7:59:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
We could offer subsidized expatriation.
4 posted on 05/29/2003 8:02:28 PM PDT by Polycarp (STILL PROUD2bRC!!!)
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To: Polycarp
Is there a legal age here in the USA - hetro - or is it state by state? Just curious.
5 posted on 05/29/2003 8:12:14 PM PDT by bart99
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To: Polycarp
Gives new meaning to "down under."
6 posted on 05/29/2003 8:13:31 PM PDT by Fifth Business
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To: bart99
Its state by state, most 18 id say, but some states its 16, there might even be a few down south that are 14 but im not sure, maybe im just thinking marriage.
7 posted on 05/29/2003 8:15:57 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: bart99
"Is there a legal age here in the USA - hetro - or is it state by state? Just curious. "

in most states "perversion" is illegal; but not enforced...

8 posted on 05/29/2003 8:24:31 PM PDT by hoot2
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To: Husker24
Type "age of consent" into Google. You will be horrified! In fact, one of the many uses of NAMBLA's info was where to go to get the youngest stuff. They have excursions to places like Thailand where you can buy even toddlers.
9 posted on 05/29/2003 8:26:49 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Terriergal
This is just WRONG!!!
10 posted on 05/29/2003 8:47:50 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 ("..he's not heavy, sir. He's my brother...")
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To: Polycarp
Labor MP Peter Primrose, who was in favour of the move

Gosh, with a moniker like THAT, whatcha expect!?!?!?!

11 posted on 05/29/2003 9:09:23 PM PDT by Elsie (Don't believe every prophecy you read - ESPECIALLY *** ones)
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To: Polycarp
Next week it will be lowered to 12 or eight given the detectable precociousness and maturity of the kids. Australia was once a sane country many years ago.
12 posted on 05/29/2003 9:22:37 PM PDT by RLK
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To: RLK; cavtrooper21
The over 21 or older predator who "helps" a 16 year old boy to "discover his repressed sexual identity" should be hung slowly, and left swinging to rot at a crossroads outside town.
13 posted on 05/29/2003 9:28:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Lancey Howard
I was thinking the same thing. Australia was once a colony for jailbirds. Now it can be a colony for "poofters"!
14 posted on 05/29/2003 9:37:30 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Travis McGee
Rusty needle in the spine....
15 posted on 05/29/2003 9:57:14 PM PDT by cavtrooper21 ("..he's not heavy, sir. He's my brother...")
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To: cavtrooper21
Whatever hurts the most and lasts the longest.
16 posted on 05/29/2003 10:39:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee
Australia, land of the chickenhawks.
17 posted on 05/29/2003 10:41:53 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Polycarp
... a historic conscience vote ...

This isn't benevolence, progress, or conscience. It's predators drooling after prey.

18 posted on 05/29/2003 10:45:28 PM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton
(Careful, you're being intolerant and very un-libertarian.)
19 posted on 05/29/2003 10:47:22 PM PDT by Polycarp (STILL PROUD2bRC!!!)
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To: Polycarp
**THE age of consent for homosexual males in NSW is set to be lowered to 16 years, after a historic conscience vote in the State's Upper House tonight.**

Not a good sign at all.
20 posted on 05/29/2003 10:51:06 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: bart99

Country

Heterosexual

Homosexual F/F

Homosexual M/M

Canada

14

14

18

USA by State:

     

Alabama

16 illegal illegal
Alaska 16 16 16
Arizona 18 illegal illegal
Arkansas 16 illegal illegal
California 18 18 18
Colorado 17 17 17
Connecticut 15 (pc) 16 (npc) no current law no current law
D.C. 16 no current law no current law
Delaware 16 (pc) 18 (npc) no current law no current law
Florida 18 illegal illegal
Georgia 16 (under challenge) 16 16
Hawaii 14 no current law no current law
Idaho 16 (pc) 18 (npc) illegal illegal
Illinois 17 17 17
Indiana 16 16 16
Iowa 14(pc) 18(npc) no current law no current law
Kansas 16 illegal illegal
Kentucky 16 no current law no current law
Louisiana 17 illegal (under appeal) illegal (under appeal)
Maine 16 16 16
Maryland 16 no current law no current law
Massachusetts 16 (pc) 18 (npc) illegal illegal
Michigan 16 illegal illegal
Minnesota 16 illegal illegal
Mississippi 16 illegal illegal
Missouri 17 illegal illegal
Montana 16 (pc) 18 (npc) 18 18
Nebraska 17 no current law no current law
Nevada 16 18 18
New Hampshire 16 18 18
New Jersey 16 16 16
New Mexico 17 13 (under appeal) 13 (under appeal)
New York 17 17 17
North Carolina 16 illegal illegal
North Dakota 18 18 18
Ohio 16 no current law no current law
Oklahoma 16 illegal illegal
Oregon 18 18 18
Pennsylvania 16 16 16
Rhode Island 16 no current law no current law
South Carolina 14 (pc) 16 (npc) illegal illegal
South Dakota 16 no current law no current law
Tennessee 18 no current law no current law
Texas 17 illegal illegal
Utah 16 (pc) 18 (npc) illegal illegal
Vermont 16 no current law no current law
Virginia 18 illegal illegal
Washington 16 16 16
West Virginia 16 no current law no current law
Wisconsin 18 18 18
Wyoming 16 (pc) 18 (npc) no current law

no current law

Members - US Military 16 "don't ask, don't tell" "don't ask, don't tell"
USA Citizen Outside USA 18 no current law no current law


21 posted on 05/29/2003 10:58:12 PM PDT by Polycarp (STILL PROUD2bRC!!!)
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