Entry #57: Equal age of consent in United Kingdom

Original entry by chris chris ()

RegionUnited Kingdom
IssueEqual age of consent
StatusEqual
Start DateAug 1, 2001
End Datenow
DescriptionOn November 30, 2000 a bill was signed to make the ages of consent equitable, regardless of gender. The law came into effect on August 1, 2001. The age of consent for men who have sex with men was reduced from 18 to 16, on par with different sex individuals.
Sourceshttp://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/hate_crime_domestic_violence_and_criminal_law/2647.asp http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/44 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1967/60/conten


1 Revisions

1. Revision #410 ( by imullin01)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value (Original)
Start Date2001-08-012000-11-30
NoteOn November 30, 2000 a bill was signed to make the ages of consent equitable, regardless of gender. The law came into effect on August 1, 2001. The age of consent for men who have sex with men was reduced from 18 to 16, on par with different sex individuals.
Sourceshttp://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/hate_crime_domestic_violence_and_criminal_law/2647.asp http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/44 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1967/60/contenhttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/44