Minor dating laws texas
A related issue is whether or not to apply ages of consent to homosexual relationships that are different from those applied to heterosexual relationships.
Organized efforts have ranged from academic discussions to political petitions.
Several organisations in them have been involved with pro-pedophile activism in the past; only a few of these still exist today.
) do not make it legal for a person below the age of consent to have sex with a slightly older person, but may exempt the older partner from sex offender registration.
Ireland's 2006 law has been contested because it treats girls differently from boys.
In 1977 while a reform in the French penal code was under discussion in the parliament, a petition to decriminalize all consented relations between adults and minors below the age of fifteen was sent to Parliament but did not succeed in changing the law.
In 1983 the age of consent in Wisconsin was raised from 16 to 18, under the new law sex with a minor 16 or older carried the lesser penalty of a Class A Misdemeanor.
A marital exemption was included in the law for an adult who was married to a minor 16 or older, but no close-in-age exception was.
Some pedophiles have called to abolish the age of consent to allow adults to have sex freely with prepubescent children, arguing they can consent.
Groups advocating pedophilia and the abolishment of age of consent laws include NAMBLA in the United States and Vereniging Martijn in the Netherlands.
In 1978 the petition was discussed in a broadcast by radio France Culture in the program "Dialogues", with the transcript later published under the title Sexual Morality and the Law in a book by Michel Foucault.