Tory MP Julian Lewis on the lower of the age of consent for homosexuals…
When it comes to legalising practices that involve serious risk, I believe the higher limit should apply,” he said. “This is the reason we no longer allow 16 and 17-year-olds into frontline situations in the armed forces, for example.”
Lewis highlighted that “one of the criticisms commonly made of gay relationships is that very often they do not last”.
OK. Fine. Do marriages/relationships between 16 & 17 year olds last any longer? No, they don’t. If it’s such a concern about young people why not raise the age of consent for hetersexuals instead?
Good ol’ Julian. His bigotry is only out of concern for the youth.