It was largely by his efforts, both in the press and in tours through the country, that the Age of Consent Act was passed in 1891.
Legitimacy of natural children can be established by subsequent marriage of the parents, and the age of consent is sixteen years.
The right of bastards to inherit the mother's property is recognized, and the age of consent has been placed at sixteen years.
With the serious health risk posed by such youthful promiscuity, greater protection in law is needed to uphold the age of consent.
A pop song akin to something like their own ' Age Of Consent ' opens the second side of songs.