A casual acquaintance or ordinary fraternization between persons in a business or social context is not a dating relationship. She challenged the law in court, arguing that the exclusion of same-sex couples violated equal protection principles. It stated that it “cannot find a reasonable basis for providing protection to one set of domestic violence victims—unmarried, cohabiting or formerly cohabiting, opposite-sex couples—while denying it to others.
The statute defines “domestic violence” as the commission of certain acts by a party to a “personal relationship,” so only individuals in a “personal relationship” are eligible for a DVPO. Accordingly, we find no constitutionally valid rational basis for the statutory classifications created by the definitional subsections at issue.” so that both same-sex and opposite-sex couples are treated in the same way. He would have held the statute unconstitutional as applied to the plaintiff and would have held “that the family court may not utilize these statutory provisions to prevent [the plaintiff] or those in similar same-sex relationships from seeking [a DVPO].”) Obviously, South Carolina cases aren’t binding on North Carolina courts.
Yes many underage teen girls dress provacative & slutty but ignore them & move on.
Statutory rape occurs when a person over the age of consent engages in sexual intercourse with someone under the statutory age of consent, also known as a minor.
STATE AGE Alabama 16 Alaska 16 Arizona 18 Arkansas 16 California 18 Colorado 15 Connecticut 15 D. 16 Delaware 16 Florida 18 Georgia 16 Hawaii 16 Idaho 18 Illinois 16/17 Indiana 16 Iowa 18 Kansas 16 Kentucky 16 -  Louisiana 17 Maine 16 Maryland 16 Massachusetts 16/18 Michigan 16 Minnesota 16 Mississippi 16 -  Missouri 17 Montana 16 Nebraska 16 Nevada 16 New Hampshire 16/18 New Jersey 16/18 New Mexico 17 New York 17 North Carolina 16 North Dakota 18 Ohio 16 Oklahoma 16 Oregon 18 Pennsylvania 16 Rhode Island 16 South Carolina 16 South Dakota 16 Tennessee 18 Texas 17 Utah 16/18 Vermont 16 Virginia 15 Washington 16 West Virginia 16 Wisconsin 18 Wyoming 16 Puerto Rico 18 FOOTNOTES: Age 16 if the man is 21 or older.
If the female is over 12, the status applies on The avg legal age of consent in the u.s is 16 yrs.
The legal age of consent in the United States varies from state to state, with different ages applicable based on a variety of factors including the genders of the actors, type of sexual act, relationship between the actors, and more.
The age of consent is between 16 and 18 in all states.