Though oddly enough, many states consider minors able to consent to have sex with other minors.
Smile -- that is odd! I don't know the laws behind this -- are minors really legally allowed to have sex with each other? Or is it a case where it's illegal, but not prosecuted? (This question does not apply to instances where parents grant their minor children persmission to get married -- that's different.)
posted on 06/26/2003 9:17:20 AM PDT
"...are minors really legally allowed to have sex with each other?"
In most states, yes. For example, New Jersey sets the age of consent at 16, and has provisions to allow even a 19 year old to have sex with minors, provided it not exceed four years difference, I believe. If you are really interested in state laws regarding ages of consent and the legality of gay sex, ageofconsent.com is a good resource.
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