It shows the age, briefly describes the right or responsibility, and gives a statutory citation when there is one.
Code Section 46b-30 Minimum Legal Age with Parental Consent Male: 16; Female: 16 Minimum Legal Age Without Parental Consent Male: 18; Female: 18 Comments Minors under 16 may be allowed to marry with parental consent and consent of probate judge.
Generally, the differences in age laws reflect varying community and societal values regarding a minor’s level of responsibility and decision-making.
For instance, while a 14-year-old in Louisiana may be old enough to sue another party in court, he or she would have to be 18 or emancipated to file suit in Connecticut.
State Marriage Age Laws Partners who reach the age of majority (18 and above in most states) may marry with relatively few restrictions.
Likewise, a 14 year old and a 17 year old could legally consent to sex with each other.Section 1-1d, for instance, states that: Except as otherwise provided by statute, on and after October 1, 1972, the terms “minor”, “infant” and “infancy” shall be deemed to refer to a person under the age of eighteen years and any person eighteen years of age or over shall be an adult for all purposes whatsoever and have the same legal capacity, rights, powers, privileges, duties, liabilities and responsibilities as persons heretofore had at twenty-one years of age, and “age of majority” shall be deemed to be eighteen years. The rest of the basics of Connecticut legal ages laws are highlighted in the following chart.Age limits for marrying and other legal acts can change from state to state.This provision allows partners who are close in age, or both under the Connecticut age of consent, to engage in consensual sex without fear of prosecution under Connecticut age of consent regulations.For more information, read about close-in-age exemptions.The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Connecticut law to be capable of consenting to, and engaging in, sexual acts.