His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care.We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex.
I want to know if just dating him is illegal or if my mom was just trying to scare me because she didn't like the other guy. Confused in Kansas feamle, age 21, USA Dear Confused in Kansas, Dating (without sex) is legal regardless of your age. Your mother might have been scaring you because she is alarmed that you show a pattern of dating children when you're supposed to be an adult.
Dear Not Sure, Anyone can "be" with anyone else, regardless of age; it's a Constitutional right (known as "the right of the people peaceably to assemble") given to Americans in the First Amendment.
But it may be confusing to some people about the term "minor" and the concept of when it is "legal" to have sex. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. Confused female, age 16, USA Dear Confused, It is illegal to have sex with him, because the age of consent in California is 18.
"Age of consent" and "age of majority" are sometimes legally distinct, depending on where you live: Dear Panel, I am 16 and I am dating an 18 year old. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a felony.
It is a constant refrain from parents regarding their children: “They grow up so fast!
” Meanwhile, the kids are responding, “Not fast enough.” For the legal system, however, the line is generally pretty clear when separating minors from adults.Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents? However, this number is nearly arbitrary, as the law permits individuals aged 14 and 15 to consent to sex with anyone younger than 18.Thus, despite the age of majority, a 15-year-old and 17-year-old could legally have sex in Indiana, but if the older person were 18, it would be a crime. Indiana takes a few notable deviations from standard age of consent laws.They had consentual sex throughout the relationship and got pregnant. But Texas has an "affirmative defense to prosecution" clause, tried in 1999, which may consider the act "not a criminal offense" because he is less than three years older than she is.