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According to German law (Jugendschutzgesetz), §9: Minors 14 years of age and older may drink undistilled alcoholic beverages, such as wine and beer, when accompanied by a Custodial Person, Minors 16 years of age and older may drink undistilled alcoholic beverages, such as wine and beer, without accompaniment, and Adults (18 and older) may drink distilled ...


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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 children and adults by giving them different legal rights, obligations and protections. If you think about it, there are a lot of things beyond sexual activity ...


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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 category, but: 1) It is generally only in employment, so, for example charging someone differing amounts based on their age is legal (e.g. senior discounts, ...


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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 possibility of redemption - people change: a person who is a selfish a*$%^#@e in their 20s may be a kind, caring, dutiful and loving person in their 40s. For your ...


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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 ages of consent so we don't have to spend time fighting over whether the child could consent to sex.


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Firstly, this is actually a really good question - The Australian Constitution grants few explicit protections or rights to people, and it does not protect you from discrimination on the basis of age. In any case, you'll find that it is not a violation of the Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) - see s39. This makes an exemption, amongst others, to the Act ...


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With respect to many questions of law minors are not people. Human rights vest as people age: there are any number of variations by jurisdiction, but you will see the following (often constitutional) rights granted at different ages: To own property To enter into contracts To work for pay To decline an education To consent to medical treatment To be secure ...


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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 subjects is an essential aspect. For example, this verdict notes (translations and emphasis mine): Pornographie liegt nach der Rechtsprechung des ...


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In academe, "young" refers to years in career, not years since birth.


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Child marriage is completely illegal only in Delaware and New Jersey, and is also redefined (upwards) in Nebraska and Mississippi. In a little over 1/3 of the states, there is no lower age limit. In Alaska, for example, those betweeen 16 and 18 can marry with parental consent, and those between 14 and 16 can marry with a court order. Arkansas does not impose ...


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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 is not measurable and very subjective and would make enforcement difficult and messy.


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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 full years. (the year 2000 plus 20 more years). I have a unique reason I know this to be true. I was born on November 9th, 1998. The day before in 2016 (...


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In NSW Australia this is covered by Division 15A of the Crimes Act 1900 which deals with Child Abuse Material. Under Section 91FA a "child" means a person who is under the age of 16 years - the situation you describe would be between consenting adults in NSW. Assuming Jane is 15 or less, however, prima facie the image would be child abuse material and under ...


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This is more a question about society and politics than about the law; that is, you know what the law is you want to know why. Without any research and no idea of the particulars I can say that the reason is historical and derives from the fact that our society has been (and still is) a patriarchy and has deeply ingrained sexism (along with a lot of other -...


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Solicited Photos In Canada the situation that you put forth is actually completely legal. If the two people are in a legally permitted relationship, then they can legally share pictures as long as they stay private (the other person doesn't share them with others). 116 - Thus, for example, a teenage couple would not fall within the law’s purview for ...


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In the U.S. Short Answer Yes, Joe can get into trouble. No, it does not matter if Joe requested the pictures. and... Yes, Jane can also get into trouble. In the U.S., child pornography is a federal statutory offense and carries strict liability. The criminal threshold is "sufficiently suggestive" images of minors under the age of 18.


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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 attitudes regarding male versus female ages of consent, Richard Posner notes in his Guide to America's Sex Laws: The U.S. Supreme Court has held that stricter ...


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The age of majority (age at which a person ceases to be a minor) used to be 21 in most US states. It was lowered to 18 by statutes in various states at various times -- the Vietnam War had a major political effect on this. As the comment by Nate Eldredge says, the right to vote at at 18 is guaranteed by the 26th amendment to the US Constitution. It is ...


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The conviction would be vacated and the person would be retried as a minor Probably. The first conviction was undoubtedly an error of law and would be a void decision at common law. The person is then eligible to stand trial as a minor, whether that is in the interests of justice is a matter for the prosecutor to decide. Specific statute law in specific ...


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There is not a blanket prohibition on the practice you describe, which economists would call "age based price discrimination", although there could conceivably be some set of facts in which this is the case. In economics, "price discrimination" is the practice of finding ways to charge more for the same good or service, for someone who can afford to pay ...


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Bills on any subject are all passed the same way. Here's a video to explain the process of passing a bill into a law: I'm Just a Bill


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For purposes of time zones, a person is considered legally the age at the moment of their birthday regardless of time of birth (a person born on the East Coast on 1/8/88 is considered 30 at Midnight on the East Coast even though he was born at 1430 (2:30 pm). In situation one, the bank would still consider him a legal adult because he filed the paperwork on ...


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Drinking age on airplanes in the U.S., at least for those in flight, is not set by regulation or law. The drinking age on planes in the U.S. is set by the carriers. Each airline has their own set of rules for international flights which can be affected by the national laws of the countries over which they fly. Some airlines set the age based on the country ...


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In theory, every country that claims jurisdiction has jurisdiction. In practice, countries usually don't claim jurisdiction over things that are not their business, and judgements against you may be hard or impossible to enforce, and extradition may be hard or impossible to achieve. As an example, if your site defrauded gamblers in Germany, then Germany ...


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The Equal Protection clause of the 14th amendment provides for equal protection under the laws. The Supreme Court has held this prohibits sex based discrimination, unless the government proves this law satisfies the intermediate scrutiny test. In brief, this test means: the law furthers an important government interest in a way that is substantially ...


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The accepted answer is very misleading. The first two parts of §9 of the Jugendschutzgesetz apply to pubs, shops, and other public places. In these places, it is illegal to sell beer, wine, and similar drinks to children and to adolescents below 16. It is also illegal to allow them to consume such drinks. However, this doesn't count for adolescents ...


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