Cases that may lead to an overturned designation would involve a victim who is age 14-17 and has agreed to consensual sex; the offender would have to be no more than 4 years older than the victim and have no other sex crimes on his record.For teenagers who are gay or lesbian and engage in consensual sex, the laws are much tougher.An athlete and honor student, Wilson was videotaped at a New Year’s Eve celebration engaging in oral sex and was sentenced to ten years for aggravated child molestation.

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A 2004 case heard by the Kansas Supreme Court had civil libertarians and gay rights groups protesting the existence of a double standard.

Matthew Limon was a mentally disabled 17-year-old when he had consensual sex with a 14-year-old boy.

When Shakespeare brought Romeo and Juliet to life, he was intentional in choosing two young characters as his protagonists.

Then as now, two teens having consensual sex is understandable. The difference between the two situations would seem obvious. S., legally speaking, there’s little distinction between Romeo and Juliet's mutual decision and the abusive actions of a child molester.

The new laws, named “Romeo and Juliet laws” after Shakespeare’s tragic teenage lovers, attempt to correct overly harsh penalties and prison terms meted out over the years.

In 2007, these laws went into effect in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, and Texas.

I haven't met a father yet who doesn't call his daughter when she is born "a princess" or "my little girl" along with half of his friends and family.

You may say these are words, but I see the actions as well. I haven't met a father yet who doesn't call his daughter when she is born "a princess" or "my little girl" along with half of his friends and family.

Wow, that's certainly a better idea than letting people old enough to drive make their own decisions about their body. I wonder if masturbation is technically statutory rape of yourself there, that would be amusing : PYou just can't fix crazy :/And this talk about " oh she's mature of her age look at the way she acts and dresses blah blah blah" is a load of crap, Just because a girl knows how to act like a grown woman doesn't mean she ready to do what a grown woman does, she's 15 FFS.