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Use when an adult's age is critical to the point of law being discussed.  For questions about children in relation to family-law use the "Children" tag, and for those concerning the legal rights and responsibilities of young humans in general use the "minor" tag.

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On what day does a person turn "X years and 6 months" for the purpose of driver licensing in USA states?

I was looking at the legal age when a person can have a permit. In some states, it is 14 and a half, in others, it is 15 and a half, and so on. My question is: if someone is born on August 31st and ...
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It is illegal for an underage person to learn about sexual intercourse?

Can a underage person (under 18 years old) learn about sexual intercourse and activity legally?
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Is it legal to discriminate against people over a certain age? [duplicate]

A restaurant reserves certain items on its menu for individuals under a certain age. The equality act 2010 specifically makes allowances for age discrimination against people under the age of 18. But ...
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Q: Age discrimintation?

Q: Age discrimination? Can a federal employer post a job opening without mentioning anything about age requirement (between the ages of X-Y at the start of the position)? Adding equal opportunity ...
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Is it illegal to hire by age in the US?

Maybe one of the fields that has the most "ageism" is programming and software engineering jobs. There were multiple times I hear of the CEO or SVP at the final approval stage: "we want ...
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Are times zones, (i.e. a geo-spatial frame of reference) considered in age based regulations?

Bob was born in British Columbia (GMT-7) on March 7th at 11 p.m. local time. Alice was born the next day, March 8th, in Nova Scotia (GMT-3) at 1 a.m. local time, which is 2 hours before Bob was born, ...
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What is the relevant age for a crime? When it is committed, when one is charged of it, or when one is sentenced for it?

Bob committed a crime when he was young. After successfully getting away, many years later, it comes out (with good evidence) that he committed the crime, and so he is charged for it. Lastly, after ...
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What is the legal status of New Zealand's tobacco legislation vis-a-vis the Human Rights Act of 1993?

The government of New Zealand recently passed a law aimed at eliminating tobacco usage. Rather than prohibiting the purchase of tobacco products altogether, the law instead prohibits their purchase by ...
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Age you have to be to drive with a disabled parent

I was in a car accident 9 years ago. My spine was fused twice and I know I am permanently disabled. I have 2 kids, one is 12 years old and another is 14. Can the oldest child get an early driver's ...
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Convictions for not doing age verification check for selling alcohol

The following questions are about selling alcohol in the United Kingdom. Has anyone ever been convicted by a court for the only reason they did not do an age verification check? What evidence would ...
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Why aren't software companies required to make good faith efforts to enforce age restrictions?

There are a lot of products and technologies available that support children asking for parental consent before purchases, etc. (Amazon, Microsoft, etc...) And, it really isn't that hard to do to ...
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What Exemptions are there to the Age Discrimination laws in Ontario?

Ontario seems to have a pretty general/all encompassing law that is explained as protecting anyone from discrimination based on age with regard to employment or housing. Ontario Humans Rights ...
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On what basis can Google decide that 13 is the age of autonomy for its users?

On what basis can Google, Facebook, Tik Tok (to name a few) determine that the age of 13 is the age from which a person has all the privileges needed for the management of his account when the age of ...
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Why is marriage with a minor legal in the US while sex with a minor is not?

It seems that marriage with minor is legal in many states. Yet sex with a minor is not. So they can't consummate the marriage before the child is of legal age? In most cases, minimum marriage age is ...
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How is internet based proof of age verifiable in a yes or no popup or an agree to terms and conditions disclaimer admissable?

If I am visiting a bar or especially a club I am ID'd especially here in the UK. But for a porn site anyone can enter and exit by just self verifying yes or no. That's an extreme example. But when you ...
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Can e-mail addresses be considered PII under US law?

Let's say a private e-mail address used by a senior citizen (in WA) is provided to a company (also operating in WA). Assume the address is unique to the citizen's use of the company's services. No ...
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Does Age Discrimination Apply to those over the age of retirement (US)?

I know that it is illegal to discriminate solely on the basis of age in the hiring process. I know that it is intended to help those that are over 40. But does it still apply to those over the age ...
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Can a corporation be a minor?

If a law defines a minor as a legal person below (some age) does this mean all corporations not incorporated before (some age) years are minors? If yes who are their guardian?
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What's the minimum age of consent for sexual matters in India

I'm confused about the age of consent for sexual relations. Is it 18 or 16? IPC (1860) has various sections like 375 which criminalises sex with girl under 18years of age even with her consent. But ...
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Why is the age of consent typically younger than the age of majority in many countries? [closed]

I've always been puzzled at many countries allow teenagers to have sex with each other at 14-15 years old at the youngest but still forbid them from consuming intoxicants until they are 18 or 21. Why ...
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Is this (seeming ageism) legal in Switzerland?

I am a freelance software developer. I have just received an email describing a possible position in Switzerland. Among the requirements, all others for technical knowledge & skills, was this: ...
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Fiction featuring illegal elements

I am working on a work of (historical) fiction, where an important element for plot and audience experience is a sexual encounter with an underaged person. I plan to publish this work worldwide, but ...
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Is it "reasonable" to discriminate on the basis of "experience" in employment (anti-discrimination law)

Anti-discrimination statutes in most Western jurisdictions prohibit a broad range of age discrimination in employment. So far as I can see, most statutes of this kind draw a distinction between ...
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Retrospective revelation regarding age

Let's say a person is convicted of a crime and incarcerated. If it is found afterwards that at the time of the crime he was not yet 18 (or whatever is the age of maturity in that system), and that he ...
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Is arbitrary age-based pricing legal in Canada?

In Canada, can a company price its services based, arbitrarily (that is, even if the user's age has no demonstrable impact on the company's costs), on the age of the user ? So for example is a ...
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How to change the law to raise the age of a minor from 18 to 21? [closed]

How would the age of a minor be raised now that higher education is a must. What the legislative procedure is to raise the age of minority? Alternatively, could a parent show that the child is ...
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Protecting myself against my future self

There is always a grey zone between being 100% mentally operational and the beginning of, say, age-related dementia. Before a physician can declare that someone is not able to make clear, rational ...
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Why is Age of Consent set at a specific age?

Suppose a 15 year old girl is wed by her own parents to a 30 year old man and she gives her consent. In most US states this marriage will not be recognized and the man would likely be prosecuted for ...
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Can companies add their own age restrictions to sales?

In recent days, two very large companies have decided to require that gun buyers be at least 21 years of age [Reuters]. I understand that the government can add age restrictions to sale of certain ...
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What's the age in which people are allowed to engage in cybersex in Germany?

As far as I understand, Germany has an age of consent of 14 or 16 depending on the context but in addition a law. On the other hand § 184 sets up a ban for "Verbreitung pornographischer Schriften". ...
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Age and timezones

Just curious, I thought of a few unique situations and was wondering what age the person would be considered in them. First The person is in LA (3 hours behind NYC) for a temporary vacation and ...
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In Alabama, USA can someone 18 years old get on a plane without parents permission?

My son, who will turn 18 this month said he wants to meet a girl he met online who lives in Indonesia. I said no, because even though he'll be 18 soon he is definitely no adult enough yet to travel to ...
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How is this Swiss university job application not age discrimination?

I see a reference to age discrimination under Swiss law which says: The prohibition of age discrimination is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Swiss Federal Constitution (Article 8, ...
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Drinking on a flight to the US

Here is the situation: A person age 19 flies to the US from the UK. In the UK the legal drinking age is 18 but in the US it is 21. So are you allowed to drink on the flight?
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Which country's laws apply to a gambling website?

I´m thinking of starting a Gambling site based on Steam Skins currency. This would transfer to virtual currency and the skins deposited to private profiles. The problem here is that I wonder if I´m ...
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At what age can one live alone (in Greece)?

In Greece, how old do you have to be to move out and live alone (by which I mean that you could buy your own home, or even move to another country for the rest of your life)?
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US law: what exact time is a person considered legally 18?

Say a person was born at noon on January 1st, 2000. Under US law, what is the exact time that person legally turns 18? Is it the midnight before January 1st 2018, or the midnight after, or noon, or ...
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Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution?

Why don't alcohol laws contradict the constitution (or other laws in some cases, like in the example below, because The Age Discrimination Act is not part of the constitution)? I think it is age ...
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Why do some US States have a different age of consent for each gender? [closed]

Utah and 8 other US States have different ages of consent for each gender. Why is this?
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Sexting and age

This question is about sexting (a person sending a sexually explicit image of themself to a recipient by electronic means). When can the recipient get in trouble with the law if the person sending ...
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What are the drinking age laws in Germany?

I've always heard stories that in Germany, there is no drinking age. I know that in the United States, it is 21. Alcohol can cause health risks for underage children, so it would seem weird to allow ...
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