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Post by Dell on Thu 05 Mar 2009, 3:36 pm

Gay consent issue ‘crucial’ to the Home Department


LOWERING the age of gay consent to bring it in line with that for heterosexuals is a matter of crucial importance, according to the Home Department.
It was responding to former deputy Peter Roffey’s (pictured) criticism in Tuesday’s Guernsey Press that action had not yet been taken.
In May 2007, department minister Geoff Mahy said he hoped the States would vote on the issue within three months and that the matter could be dealt with separately from new sexual offences legislation.
But that had not happened and the department’s position appeared to be similar today.
‘This issue has been with St James’s Chambers for a considerable period of time to enable suitable legislation to be drafted,’ said a spokesman for Home.
‘The Home Department remains in regular contact with St James’s Chambers on this matter.’
He added that the sexual age of consent sat within a large area of related legislation that was under review.



Article posted on 5th March, 2009 on This is Guernsey.





THis has been debated ib the States before, what is the problem?


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Post by Chok Dee Ja on Thu 05 Mar 2009, 3:40 pm

Dell wrote:Gay consent issue ‘crucial’ to the Home Department


LOWERING the age of gay consent to bring it in line with that for heterosexuals is a matter of crucial importance, according to the Home Department.
It was responding to former deputy Peter Roffey’s (pictured) criticism in Tuesday’s Guernsey Press that action had not yet been taken.
In May 2007, department minister Geoff Mahy said he hoped the States would vote on the issue within three months and that the matter could be dealt with separately from new sexual offences legislation.
But that had not happened and the department’s position appeared to be similar today.
‘This issue has been with St James’s Chambers for a considerable period of time to enable suitable legislation to be drafted,’ said a spokesman for Home.
‘The Home Department remains in regular contact with St James’s Chambers on this matter.’
He added that the sexual age of consent sat within a large area of related legislation that was under review.



Article posted on 5th March, 2009 on This is Guernsey.





THis has been debated ib the States before, what is the problem?


Disgraceful,they seemed to act on the tankers rather quickly,why not the age of consent ?

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Post by technophobe on Thu 05 Mar 2009, 4:28 pm

They're obviously not worried about criminalising the behaviour of homosexuals who are 16 or 17 I guess............

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Post by Fast Robert on Thu 05 Mar 2009, 5:35 pm

i wonder who they are afraid of upsetting?
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Post by Dell on Fri 13 Mar 2009, 2:31 pm

Any comments from the Politicians who read or who are members of this forum?


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Post by Fast Robert on Fri 13 Mar 2009, 3:36 pm

There's only DJ who's brave enough. How about it DJ?
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Post by wayside on Sat 14 Mar 2009, 12:20 am

I am not sure that 16 is a age that people really know their sexuality maybe the age of consent should be raised for everyone to 18

Or maybe if left at 16 only if with another minor so as not to be manipulated by an adult.
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Post by Dell on Sat 14 Mar 2009, 7:34 am

The European Union has changed the age of consent across all member states.

The European Commission on Human Rights (ECHR), a now-defunct part of the Council of Europe, became the first major international human rights organization to condemn

homophobia. In the 1980s, it called for the recognition and protection of the rights of gay men and lesbians in Europe. The European Court of Human Rights, which replaced the Commission, has also helped enforce glbtq rights.

Additional explanation at: European Commission on Human Rights / European Court of Human Rights

More at: Human rights


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Post by karma on Sat 14 Mar 2009, 12:00 pm

I cannot believe that a 'bill' will change at what age people have sex (whichever sex) if it did why are there so many pregancies from hetrosexual under agers????
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Post by wayside on Sat 14 Mar 2009, 1:16 pm

I think the problem is, whatever age is the age for Sex, drinking or just about anything, the lower it goes the lower people will want to go. in 100 years they will be discussing the age of consent being lowered to 12.
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Post by karma on Sat 14 Mar 2009, 1:27 pm

In southern Italy and other european countries children are considered ready for marriage at 12 and 14 (girls 12 boys 14) where did we get our 'age of consent' from......in olden days people married young, raised children and died, in our modern day view still at a very young age.....so it will be regressing if it gets younger once again!!!
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