** [Update: It appears from what I heard this evening that the consultation period may have been extended for another week. If you feel strongly about it and missed the Fri 14th deadline it can’t do any harm to write.] **
Email from the Christian Institute this morning:
We discovered only yesterday that the Scottish Government has been holding an extremely low key consultation on radical plans for sweeping changes to the age of consent law.
The deadline for responding to the consultation is tomorrow (Friday, 14 March).
For a Christian Institute briefing that sets out the proposals, click on this link:
For contact details and tips for writing, click on this link:
The consultation is a response to a Scottish Law Commission report published in December 2007. The Commission’s recommendations include legalising sex between children both aged 13 to 15.
The proposals will also permit those over 16 to engage in certain forms of sexual activity with someone no more than two years younger.
Under the plans a 15 year-old could legally engage in homosexual activity with a 13 year-old boy; a 15-year-old boy could have sex with a girl aged 13.
Please respond to this consultation. It is vital that as many Christians as possible object to these proposals.
* That the Scottish Government would drop these horrific plans.
* That there would be fair and widespread media coverage of this matter.
* For the staff of the Institute as they work on this issue.
If you read this in time and can possibly respond to the consultation please do.