French parliamentarians back new law on age of sexual consent

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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.