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AGE OF CONSENT CHART
Understanding the Age of Conset: Current as of August 2001

Country

Heterosexual

Homosexual F/F

Homosexual M/M

Canada

14

14

18

USA by State:

     

Alabama

16 illegal illegal
Alaska 16 16 16
Arizona 18 illegal illegal
Arkansas 16 illegal illegal
California 18 18 18
Colorado 17 17 17
Connecticut 15 (pc) 16 (npc) no current law no current law
D.C. 16 no current law no current law
Delaware 16 (pc) 18 (npc) no current law no current law
Florida 18 illegal illegal
Georgia 16 (under challenge) 16 16
Hawaii 14 no current law no current law
Idaho 16 (pc) 18 (npc) illegal illegal
Illinois 17 17 17
Indiana 16 16 16
Iowa 14(pc) 18(npc) no current law no current law
Kansas 16 illegal illegal
Kentucky 16 no current law no current law
Louisiana 17 illegal (under appeal) illegal (under appeal)
Maine 16 16 16
Maryland 16 no current law no current law
Massachusetts 16 (pc) 18 (npc) illegal illegal
Michigan 16 illegal illegal
Minnesota 16 illegal illegal
Mississippi 16 illegal illegal
Missouri 17 illegal illegal
Montana 16 (pc) 18 (npc) 18 18
Nebraska 17 no current law no current law
Nevada 16 18 18
New Hampshire 16 18 18
New Jersey 16 16 16
New Mexico 17 13 (under appeal) 13 (under appeal)
New York 17 17 17
North Carolina 16 illegal illegal
North Dakota 18 18 18
Ohio 16 no current law no current law
Oklahoma 16 illegal illegal
Oregon 18 18 18
Pennsylvania 16 16 16
Rhode Island 16 no current law no current law
South Carolina 14 (pc) 16 (npc) illegal illegal
South Dakota 16 no current law no current law
Tennessee 18 no current law no current law
Texas 17 illegal illegal
Utah 16 (pc) 18 (npc) illegal illegal
Vermont 16 no current law no current law
Virginia 18 illegal illegal
Washington 16 16 16
West Virginia 16 no current law no current law
Wisconsin 18 18 18
Wyoming 16 (pc) 18 (npc) no current law

no current law

Members - US Military 16 "don't ask, don't tell" "don't ask, don't tell"
USA Citizen Outside USA 18 no current law no current law

  • Where it says "no current law" assume that the age of consent is the same as for heterosexuals, but know that it may change.
  • Where it says "illegal" this means the act is illegal regardless of your age.
  • Where two ages appear the following abbreviations mean: (pc) = with parental consent (npc) = without parental consent.
  • All listed ages are based on legislation NOT court decisions and are current as of July 2000. Subject to change.

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Information compiled from:
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