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MSPs say keep oral sex unlawful for under-16s

Gordon Macdonald
CARE Scotland
Gordon MacdonaldGovernment plans to legalise oral sex for children as young as 13 should be scrapped, an influential committee of MSPs says in a report published today.

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee says changing the law would send out the message that such activity is socially acceptable and risk free.

The committee has been scrutinising the Scottish Government’s Sexual Offences (Scotland) Bill which includes an overhaul of Scotland’s age of consent laws.

The committee invites the Government to look again at its plans for a ‘proximity of age’ defence which would effectively legalise a wide range of sexual activity between young adults and older children.

The Christian Institute’s David Greatorex and Care for Scotland’s Gordon Macdonald give evidence to the Justice Committee.

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Christian Institute, 16/01/2009

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