French parliamentarians back new law on age of sexual consent


French members of France's lower house, the National Assembly, have voted in favour of draft legislation that fixes the minimum age at which a minor can be regarded as giving consent to sexual relations at 15, in the first stage of its parliamentary examination.

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French MPs have voted to back a new law that would set the age of consent at 15 and prohibit sex with relatives aged under 18, reports BBC News.