In North America, the legal age of consent relating to sexual activity varies by jurisdiction. The age of consent in Canada is As of August , each U. The age of consent in Mexico is complex.
LGBT rights organisations have long opposed Section , which sentences some people who engage in a consensual sex act to ten years in prison. Anal sex is to be decriminalised in Canada. Exceptions are made in the law for heterosexual married couples and for any two people over the age of 18 who both consent to the act. LGBT rights activists say the law is discriminatory because the legal age of consent for anal sex differs from the age of consent for almost all other forms of sex.
Queensland is the only state in Australia where the legal ages of consent for anal and vaginal sex are different. Shadow attorney general Ian Walker said the issue was not regularly raised with him in his suburban Brisbane electorate. He added that the LNP would wait until the review was completed and consider any proposal the government made. Topics LGBT rights. Queensland Queensland politics.
Updated September 16, The legal age for consensual anal sex in Queensland has been brought into line with all other lawful sexual acts, ending "archaic" legislation against homosexuals. While 16 has been the legal age for most sexual activity, it was illegal to engage in anal sex until the age of