What difference exactly are you talking about? Why would it automatically be exploitation by the 29 yr old?If they are to reduce the age to 14, they should stipulate WHO the 14 year olds are having sex with. There is a huge difference between a 14 year old having sex with another 14 year old and a 14 year old having sex with a 29 year old.
I don't know where to draw the line, but there should be SOME point that separates natural curiosity/drive/or whatever you want to call it and exploitation.
The motivation seems the same to me. 14 yr olds have sex because they are horny. So do 29 yr olds. I don't see how malice is a likely motivation for either.
14 IMO is pushing it. I think maybe we should be careful in how stringent we make the system. If say some 15 year old has sex with his 14 year old girlfriend, I mean that's a situation. If it's a 30 year old with a 14 year old, that's an entirely different set of circumstances. So while I think the laws need to be malleable enough to not catch kids up in it, there has to be at some point a clear line. 14 is too young IMO. I think 16 is probably as young as you can take it.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
In my state, for instance, applicants between the ages of 14 and 17 may obtain a marriage license if they have written parental consent signed in front of the county clerk or if a district court judge has authorized the marriage.