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Old 09-10-2019, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
I've said before that the laws are based on a moral consensus. It's not one person deciding what they think is right or wrong.
And I've said that I disagree with this. I do not believe that there is a moral consensus that a man in his 40s should be able to have sex with a girl not even in her teens as long as he marries her first. While there is some small minority that believes that, there's nothing close to a consensus on that issue. Instead what happens is that a variety of compromises and dated laws come together to produce that result, and there is a lack of consensus on how to change the law in a way that prevents that particular bad outcome, plus a lack of will to force that particular issue.