Age of Consent May Change in South Ca...

Age of Consent May Change in South Carolina

There are 571 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 4, 2007, titled Age of Consent May Change in South Carolina. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A proposal heading for the Senate floor would let voters decide whether to remove a line from the state Constitution that allows 14-year-old girls to consent to sex.

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Thomson, GA

#674 Jul 21, 2012
How can you put a limit on love? My fiancÚ and I have been together for 2 years n I'm 26 n she is 16. We love each other more than you can imagine and it'd people like you that make us have to hide our love and live in secret. We are not the only couple in the U.S. living like this it's getting old having to hide till she is 17. We all saw what happens to people that have to hide their love like Romeo and Juliet they killed each other cause it was forbidden love it's the same thing here. It's people like you that make our lives so hard. If there was supposed to be an age limit on love God would've made one.
THE wrote:
How could a 14 year old be able to consent to sex? This is ridiculous. They can't vote, buy cigarettes, beer or wine but they can have sex....How stupid is this. It needs to be changed to 18, 16 is still too young.

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#675 Jul 23, 2012
my daughter is 16 my nephew is 20 they had sex she says she kept telling him no he went on with it what are the options

Johnsonville, SC

#676 Oct 23, 2012
"she kept telling him no" That's called rape and has nothing to do with age of consent laws. Her option is to file rape charges.

Johnsonville, SC

#677 Oct 23, 2012
petri wrote:
To put it simply for the stupids on here (i.e. most of you). You have all been arguing over an amendment to the state constitution made in 2007 confirming the age of consent as being 16! Thats right no change in age was made

Not exatly. I would argue that Smith vs State did not trump the Constitution. The Smith case was not based on two consenting partners where one was simply older than the other and the younger being between the ages of 14 and 15.

Charlotte, NC

#678 Nov 7, 2012
haveing sex at 14 is wrong as thay are still
young girls .getting a good education should
come first there will be planty of time for
that when there grown

Camden, NJ

#680 Jan 31, 2013
A 16 year old can drive a car where they can possibly kill themselves and others. So they should be appear to have sex.
This is a joke

Atlanta, GA

#682 Mar 8, 2013
This is wrong on so many levels. They changed the age of sexual consent to 16 this year in South Carolina. This state is a joke!! All these poor misguided teenager girls are now being preyed upon by old perverts because now the law says its ok. Wtf do they know! What a crock of s***.
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Greenville, SC

#683 Dec 9, 2013
Outraged wrote:
SC is just protecting their teachers!! I mean come on, many teachers don't want to teach here because of the low pay and poor education standards. Having sex with their students is their only reward for teaching in SC!! SC is just protecting them so they won't get fired!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
are you teacher lol...
Slow understanding

Greenville, SC

#684 Dec 9, 2013
We'll I understand why people upset about it , but when there is a baby in Volve what do you do.....
mario panda

Hanoi, Vietnam

#685 Dec 12, 2013
learn what makes a good configuration for playing games for PC
what is wrong with it

Lexington, SC

#686 Feb 4, 2014
there are a lot of 15 year old that want a older man and it's not far to them that the government says no about it unless you are raped its consensual

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