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Legal age for dating

Prominent French feminist activist Caroline de Haas said: 'We want the law to guarantee that before 15 there can be no concept of consent.''I don't know why (Belloubet) said it,' added Alice Collet, a member of the National Collective for Women's Rights.

Half have no minimum age for marriage when exceptions such as pregnancy and parental and judicial permission are taken into consideration.

According to a 2010 report by National Centre for Health Statistics, 2.1 per cent of all girls in the 15-17 age group in the US were in a child marriage, with the practice remaining more common in the southern states.

New York state assembly member Amy Paulin, who put forward the legislation, said that children are often trapped in unhappy and violent marriages because they find it difficult to access legal services and domestic violence shelters.

The new law bans marriage altogether for those aged 14 to 17 and requires 17-year-olds to obtain both parental and judicial approval before they are allowed to exchange vows.

The bill has gained importance amid worldwide concern unleashed by the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.'The question of the age below which the minor's consent is presumed not to exist is crucial, because there are obviously extremely shocking and unacceptable situations,' Belloubet said.

One of her colleagues in the French government has said that a minimum age for sexual consent has not been set for the bill.

Feminist groups plan a protest Tuesday to argue the age should be set at 15.