In Delaware, for example, even though the legal age of consent is 18, people who are 16 or 17 years old can legally engage in sex with an older partner as long as that person is under 30 years old.
Mar 06, · France to introduce 15 as legal age of consent for sex. The legislation is part of a slew of measures to tackle sexual violence, gender-based discrimination and harassment.
A person younger than the legal age of consent cannot legally consent to sexual activity. The age of consent in the United States ranges from 16 to 18 years old depending on the state, meaning that a person 15 years of age or younger cannot legally consent to sexual contact. Each state enacts its owns laws which set the age of consent.
Nov 22, · In France, there is no minimum age of consent for sex — that may change soon. In recent court cases, judges refused to prosecute men for having sex . The age of consent for sex England and Wales. The age of consent to any form of sexual activity is 16 for both men and women. The age of consent is the same regardless of the gender or sexual orientation of a person and whether the sexual activity is between people of the same or different gender.
In The Bahamas, the age of consent for opposite-sex activity is 16 and the age of consent for same-sex activity is Homosexuality was legalized in , but "public homosexuality" is an offense that carries a year jail term without parole.