If you are trying to access the Indiana Law Blog, it has gone dark,after 14 years, due to funding issues.However, if you have a small or large, challenging $$$ project to outsource, theeditor/publisher of the shuttered ILB would be pleased to talk with you!According to those statutes, the fact that a person under the age of sixteen consents to having sexual relations with a person of at least eighteen years of age is not a defense that will be considered when determining the eighteen year old’s guilt.
The age of consent varies by state, with most states, including Connecticut, setting it at age 16.
What about the freshmen and sophomore students—should they know about the possible consequences of their actions on others, and about their incapacity to consent?
Should sex education be required, and if so, is that the best place to tell Florida high school students that they may not legally consent to having sexual relationships until the age of sixteen according to Florida Statute 794.05 and 800.04?
Any minor petitioning a Texas court for emancipation -- that is, being declared an adult in the eyes of the law -- must be a Texas resident, 17 years old (or 16 and living apart from one's parents), and able to support and manage one's own affairs.
The minor seeking emancipation will have to state the following in his or her petition: Consenting to Medical Treatment as a Minor Any minor who is either in the military or 16 years old and living apart from one's parents (and thus eligible for emancipation) may consent to medical treatment.
Freshmen and seniors may have elective classes and/or play sports together. Yet they may not date or have sexual encounters without fear of life changing effects.