Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Age of sexual consent raised to 16

Today's Family News

TFN reported a few days ago on a bit of good news that seemed to be missed by most of the secular press - the age of sexual consent was raised from 14 to 16 years of age.

From a speech by the Honourable Terry Stratton:

"Honourable senators, this was an issue that attracted considerable comment before your committee, so I wish to be very clear about what these reforms do and do not propose. They do propose to protect 14- and 15-year-olds against adult sexual predators. They do not prevent 14- and 15-year-olds from engaging in consensual sexual activity with peers. The reforms put the onus on the adult, the person who is five or more years older than the 14- or 15-year-old, who is seeking to engage in sexual activity with that young person."

One small step in the right direction to protecting our kids.