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  •  Of course it's a double standard. (1+ / 0-)
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    Age limits for things are always going to be a bit of a double standard, and are always going to have a bit of arbitrariness to them.

    The only way around that is to not have any age minimums/limits on anything at all, because we have no shortage of examples in our law where the same act done by someone of a certain age is treated much differently than if it's done by someone who is older or younger.

    Why is it that when a person is 20 years and 364 days old, the law sees them as too immature to let even a drop of beer pass their lips, but magically on their 21st birthday they are suddenly deemed mature enough to drink to their heart's content?

    (Plus, in the framework I laid out above, someone passing their birthday wouldn't matter, except insofar as they both meet a minimum age of consent... the age difference between two people remains the same no matter when in the year their birthdays fall. If Person A is 2 years and 143 days older than Person B, that difference is constant.)

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    by JamesGG on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:21:13 PM PDT

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    •  Eh ? (1+ / 0-)
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      The only way around that is to not have any age minimums/limits on anything at all,
      That's a bit of a stretch . If the rule is the same same for everyone , no double standard .
      20 years and 364 days old, the law sees them as too immature to let even a drop of beer pass their lips
      If that's the rule for everyone , no double standard .
      (Plus, in the framework I laid out above, someone passing their birthday wouldn't matter, except insofar as they both meet a minimum age of consent... the age difference between two people remains the same no matter when in the year their birthdays fall. If Person A is 2 years and 143 days older than Person B, that difference is constant.)
      Well you still have a double standard .
      Lets say you have twin brothers dating twin sisters .
      The boys were not born on the same date , they were born 1 month apart , the girls were born one day apart .
      Boy A and Girl A , are close enough to be legal .
      Boy B and Girl A , are close enough to be legal .
      Boy A and Girl B , are not close enough to be legal .
      Boy B and Girl B , are close enough to be legal .

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      by indycam on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:51:25 PM PDT

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