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Measure Details

Age of Consent

South Carolina Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment 1

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Crime
Women
Abortion and Reproductive

Summary

This amendment deletes the section of the Constitution which says an unmarried woman must be fourteen years old or older in order to consent to sexual intercourse. Deleting this section would allow the state legislature to set the age of consent. Currently, the state legislature has the age of consent set at sixteen for most cases.

A "yes" vote would delete the section from the Constitution and let the state legislature set the age of consent.

A "no" vote would leave the section of the Constitution in place.

Measure Text

Must Section 33, Article III of the Constitution of this State be amended so as to delete the provision that no unmarried woman shall legally consent to sexual intercourse who shall not have attained the age of fourteen years?

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