FRENCH MPs HAVE VOTED TO BACK A NEW LAW THAT WOULD SET THE AGE OF CONSENT AT FIFTEEN AND PROHIBIT SEX WITH RELATIVES AGED UNDER EIGHTEEN
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 17, 2021
French MPs have voted to back a new law that would set the age of consent at fifteen and prohibit sex with relatives aged under eighteen.
It is expected to pass in the Senate and will give France an age of consent for sexual relations for the first time.
It comes after a series of sexual abuse scandals that shook the Country.
Supporters say it will make it easier to prosecute both historical and recent cases of sexual abuse.