Can minors dating adults

07 May

However, they are still prohibited from drinking alcohol, quitting school and voting before the ordinary legal age.Under California Penal Code Section 261.5, a minor, emancipated or not, cannot legally consent to sex.She was told that even if she is willing to have sex with her girlfriend, it is still against the law for her girlfriend to have sex with her.Her girlfriend (not Maddy) could face a serious criminal charge, jail and be placed on the sex offender register.

We advised Maddy that she is under the general age of consent for sex in New South Wales (the ages of consent in New South Wales and apply equally to straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual sex and to people of all genders).If you feel unsure about someone’s age, it is always good to check.When the law is broken, the police and courts may get involved.In Washington State, the age of consent for sex is 16 years old.At this age, a person can consent to sex with any adult, regardless of the age difference between them.