Wisconsin minor laws on dating
Over the course of American history, the most commonly observed age of consent was 10 years.
In 1880, 37 states had an age of consent of 10 years while 10 states kept an age of consent at 12, and Delaware maintained its age of consent at seven years, having lowered it from 10 in 1871.
Ireland's 2006 law has been contested because it treats girls differently from boys.
Note: The definition does not include a boyfriend / girlfriend with whom you do not have a child and with whom you have never lived.
In 1983 the age of consent in Wisconsin was raised from 16 to 18, under the new law sex with a minor 16 or older carried the lesser penalty of a Class A Misdemeanor.
The initiative also maintains a temporary exception for already existing marriages of minors 14 and 15 years old to adults, but forbids new marriages like these in the future.
According to sociologist Matthew Waites, in the 1970s, a number of grassroots political actions took place in Britain in favor of lowering the age of consent, which he described as based on claims of children's rights, gay liberation, or as a way to avoid unwanted pregnancies or sexually transmitted infections.
In September 1974, the Sexual Law Reform Society proposed lowering the age of consent to 14, with the requirement that below the age of 18 the burden of proof that consent for sexual activities between the parties existed would be the responsibility of the older participant.
Two final states legislating their ages of consent into the 15–18 range were Georgia and Hawaii, from 14, raised in 19, respectively.
In Alabama in 2012 State Representative Mac Mc Cutcheon sponsored a bill to raise the age of consent from 16 to 18 in the state legislature. In 2006, following the infamous case of Genarlow Wilson (Wilson v.