age of consent?

if the age of consent were raised say tomorrow or next month, would all those people in now illegal sexual relationships have to divorce or become abstinate or would they be exempt

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
    Best answer

    Changes in the law that affect many people usually never apply to people already in a relationship because it would be cruel and inhumane to do that. It would be unconstitutional and invalid to make it apply retroactively.

    • STEVEN F
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      DEAD WRONG. A change in age of consent law NEVER has a grandfather clause. The said, legally married couples have ALWAYS been exempt from age of consent laws.

  • 4 months ago

    Divorce wouldn't apply. Age of consent doesn't apply to legally married couples.

    • john4 months agoReport

      of course it does, what if you went to another country married some little 12 year old or what ever and brought her back, youd be legaly married, got euope marry a 17 year old come back, legaly married..?

  • GTB
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    This depends on the way the specific legislation is worded

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