Typically, Mexican states have a "primary" age of consent (which may be as low as 12), and sexual conduct with persons below that age is always illegal.The age of consent is the age at or above which a person is considered to have the legal capacity to consent to sexual activity.RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network) provides general information that is intended, but not guaranteed, to be correct and up-to-date.The information is not presented as a source of legal advice.
Romeo and Juliet laws were passed in 2007 in Connecticut and Indiana. Limon case, Kansas's Romeo and Juliet law was found to be unconstitutional because it excluded same-sex sexual conduct.
A related issue is whether or not to apply ages of consent to homosexual relationships that are different from those applied to heterosexual relationships.
Organized efforts have ranged from academic discussions to political petitions.
While the general age of consent is now set between 16 and 18 in all U. states, the age of consent has widely varied across the country in the past.
In 1880, the age of consent was set at 10 or 12 in most states, with the exception of Delaware where it was 7.