Belgium Parliament to Lower Age of Consent to 13

old-man-young-girl

 Brussels | The Belgian Federal Parliament will vote this week on a motion which could lower the legal age of sexual consent from 16 to 13 years of age.

Laurent Cassius, member of the opposition, proposed the motion which “could free thousands of unjustly convicted prisoners” if the assembly decides to pass it.

“Our prisons are filled with young men that have been robbed of their youth, condemned to rot in jail for an act that should not be a crime. Why are we denying these young men the chance to play a more positive role in modern society?”, he asked before the assembly tuesday.

Some even argue that a law on the age of consent has become superfluous and should no longer exist

– Laurent Cassus

Outdated laws

Laws on pedophilia are outdated claims top German attorney, Hans Goldsberg.

“There will be the need for a consolidation of national laws under the current European system on the legal aspects of sex. Most of these national rulings don’t represent the modern social complexities of our times and are legally baseless. Some even argue that a law on the age of consent has become superfluous and should no longer exist” claims the lawyer who has worked for more than 35 years in his field of work.

“Just think about how 2,000 years ago the Greeks were a much more open society. We must remember that love between a man and a boy where not as taboo as today” explains cultural anthropologist, Thomas Black, from the University of Michigan.

Adults who have sex with underage children now face from two to six years in prison and up to 12 years according to current Belgian law if they have performed oral or penetrative sex. The age of consent vary by jurisdiction across Europe and are currently set between 13 and 18.

12 Comments on "Belgium Parliament to Lower Age of Consent to 13"

  1. Sfantul Gheorghe | May 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm | Reply

    ;O) intelligent and with common sense

  2. agree’d. the girl in the picture is obviously about 8 or 9, whereas a 13 year old girl has fully developed breasts and is generally bleeding by this age, aka:sexually mature. it is scientific fact that girls are getting sexuially mature about 3 years younger now that they did 200 years ago (when the average age of marriage was 15)

    • Lynn Jenkinson | May 19, 2014 at 11:12 pm |

      Really? What if the girl in question was YOUR DAUGHTER!!?? You are beyond disgusting. You are the lowest form of life on Earth.

    • Suomy, what scientific research are you even talking of? Mine and my peers bodies were definitely not mature by 13 years of age, we weren’t even all menstruating. This is an absolute ridiculous idea and will only set up vulnerable, impressionable girls and boys to be violated even more than they already are.

  3. I’m not sure I agree with lowering the age of consent, but I got to say that I don’t agree with their photo choice. It’s far more likely to be 2 young kids rather than a grandfather with an innocent looking little girl. *eye roll* Also, in many cultures, 13 year olds are considered adults, but here in America, we decide we want to baby our children and, therefore, most of them are not ready to make such decisions at age 13, but in most of the cultures where adulthood begins at 13, they are prepared and treated as adults and, therefore, are more inclined to understand the decision they are making.

    • You must be referring to 3rd world countries, where if you even survive to be 13 years old, you’re considered an adult. Especially when the average life expectancy is less than 50 years. In the modern world, most civilized countries would agree that 13 is considered adolescent, not adult. Obviously, you don’t have children. Worst case, 16, best case 18. Anything under 16 is absolutely criminal.

    • agree’d.
      the girl in the picture is obviously about 8 or 9, whereas a 13 year old girl has fully developed brats and is generally bleeding by this age, aka:sexually mature.
      it is scientific fact that girls are getting sexuially mature about 3 years younger now that they did 200 years ago (when the average age of marriage was 15)

    • agree’d. the girl in the picture is obviously about 8 or 9, whereas a 13 year old girl has fully developed breasts and is generally bleeding by this age, aka:sexually mature. it is scientific fact that girls are getting sexually mature about 3 years younger now that they did 200 years ago (when the average age of marriage was 15)

    • Suomy, what scientific research are you even talking of? Mine and my peers bodies were definitely not mature by 13 years of age, we weren’t even all menstruating. This is an absolute ridiculous idea and will only set up vulnerable, impressionable girls and boys to be violated.

  4. Jackie brown | May 19, 2014 at 6:50 pm | Reply

    Why is it always ‘dirty old men’ in positions of power who come out with this crap!! Why aren’t girls considered in this. And the bloke who came out with the line about the Greeks being an open society should give up practicing his profession if he believes that it is alright for a older man to sodomise a young undeveloped boy to satisfy his urges. What about the boys rights to have a childhood and be protected until he is ready for that type of relationship. What about all children having the right to grow up in a society that values them as people in their own right!! This sort of thing makes me angry!!

    • lol coolstory bro, my favorite part is where a nice wholesome sort of you, with thoughts of purity and protecting children, automatically thought “sodomise young boys” when the author said “love”

    • Suomy – you know “love” was being used euphemistically. The politician wasn’t going to say “when a man sodomizes a boy,” now was he?

Leave a Reply to Brian Cherrie Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.


*