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Are times zones, (i.e. a geo-spatial frame of reference) considered in age based regulations?

british-columbia I am not aware of any judicial consideration of this issue. The Liquor Control and Licensing Act, s. 78(1) says: A minor must not, except as provided under this Act or unless the ...
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Are times zones, (i.e. a geo-spatial frame of reference) considered in age based regulations?

I think the key point here is to understand that an "age" is not an attribute of an individual, but a status which an individual enjoys within a particular legal jurisdiction. The "...
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Why is Age of Consent set at a specific age?

I was initially going to vote to close this as a political rather than a legal question, however, I think there is scope for separating out the two dimensions. Our society makes a distinction between ...
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Age you have to be to drive with a disabled parent

united-states Possibly, depends on the state. Texas law allows early drivers licenses under this circumstance, though there is an age requirement (15 years). California allows such a license for 14 ...
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Why is marriage with a minor legal in the US while sex with a minor is not?

The ultimate answer as to why any given law is the way it is, as opposed to some other way that it might be, is because the legislature, or the courts if it is part of the court-made common law, chose ...
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What Exemptions are there to the Age Discrimination laws in Ontario?

Is the government exempt from anti discrimination legislation Broadly speaking, the government (in Canada, the executive power vested in Her Majesty the Queen) is not subject to any law unless the ...
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Can companies add their own age restrictions to sales?

Discrimination is legal, so long as there is not based on a protected category or class(e.g. race, sex, religion). Age is generally not a protected category. Some states do treat age as a protected ...
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Protecting myself against my future self

In general, no, if you make a will then you can revoke that will while ever you are still legally competent. Also, in general, this is a good thing. For your first example, you are ruling out all ...
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Why is Age of Consent set at a specific age?

We set speed limits so we don't have to spend time fighting over whether you were driving too fast. We put up fences so we don't have to spend time fighting over whose property you are on. We set ...
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On what basis can Google decide that 13 is the age of autonomy for its users?

Children/youths are allowed to make some decisions themselves even before becoming adults. In the US, COPPA has privacy protections for children under the age of 13. This means that many US-based or ...
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Can a corporation be a minor?

The law doesn’t “defines a minor as a legal person below (some age)” It defines it as a natural person below (some age).
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Why is Age of Consent set at a specific age?

To have an effective law, there has to be a line drawn somewhere. Using age gives a measurable and objective line of what is and is not allowed. Using a standard like maturity might be more fair but ...
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Is it illegal to hire by age in the US?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, ...
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Does Age Discrimination Apply to those over the age of retirement (US)?

Yes - there is no age upper limit written in the law. However it does include this exception at 29 U.S. Code § 623(f)(1): allowing an employer - (1) to take any action otherwise prohibited under ...
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Why do some US States have a different age of consent for each gender?

Women can get pregnant, so men can be held to stricter rules: From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_the_United_States Although legislation tends to reflect general societal ...
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It is illegal for an underage person to learn about sexual intercourse?

germany Not illegal at all. The easiest way is probably to walk into a bookstore or public library, if you want to assume there is no internet where they googled it in seconds. It does become illegal ...
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How is this Swiss university job application not age discrimination?

In academe, "young" refers to years in career, not years since birth.
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What's the age in which people are allowed to engage in cybersex in Germany?

Does cybersex count as pornography? The law does not define pornography, so this is up to an interpretation of the courts. However, it appears to be common consent that a depersonalisation of the ...
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What's the minimum age of consent for sexual matters in India

Section 42-A of the POCSO Act, lays down two important principles. Firstly, that this Act is not in derogation of any other Act which was legislated by a competent legislator and secondly this Act has ...
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What's the minimum age of consent for sexual matters in India

Independent Thought vs Union Of India (2017) apparently states the law of India, presently, and the answer is, 18. India being a common law country, the Supreme Court has the power to interpret the ...
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Why aren't software companies required to make good faith efforts to enforce age restrictions?

First of all, the only real answer to "Why doesn't the law require this or that?" is "Because the legislature hasn't passed such a law." In the US, Congress or a state legislature ...
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Convictions for not doing age verification check for selling alcohol

england-and-wales It's not a criminal offence to fail to do an age verification check. It is a criminal offence to sell alcohol to children (people under 18 years old). It is a defence that either the ...
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It is illegal for an underage person to learn about sexual intercourse?

canada Without more, this is not illegal in Canada. Parents, schools, and publicly available resources all permissibly communicate this information to minors.
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Why is the age of consent typically younger than the age of majority in many countries?

There is and never has been a single “age of majority” The law treats people of different ages differently for a wide variety of reasons. Just a small sample of typical limits (jurisdictions vary): ...
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Is this (seeming ageism) legal in Switzerland?

This kind of indirect age discrimination is probably legal in Switzerland since even direct age discrimination is effectively* legal. In 2017, the Federal Council (Swiss executive) proposed rejecting ...
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Is this (seeming ageism) legal in Switzerland?

It's almost certainly legal and is commonplace in much of the world- especially in technology-related fields. There is a legitimate reason for a recent degree in a changing field such as Computer ...
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Why is marriage with a minor legal in the US while sex with a minor is not?

To understand rape laws, you need to understand the harm that rape is considered to have. Modern Western society greatly focuses on consent, and the harm of rape is considered to be a violation of ...
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Why is marriage with a minor legal in the US while sex with a minor is not?

The premise of the post is incorrect if "minor" is given its usual meaning in the U.S. of under age eighteen (except in California, Idaho, and North Dakota, and for virgins who live a "...
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US law: what exact time is a person considered legally 18?

It is logically simple why you turn the legal age the day before your birthday. If you were born in January 1, 2000 (like the example above), on December 31, 2020 you have been 'alive' for exactly 21 ...
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