sex laws Alabama


I think the law is kind of messed up but here's my question. Say a 19 year old male is dating a 16 yr old female; do they have to get parental permission to do so or what? or, just to have intercourse?

In the state of Alabama, a person can no longer be a victim of statutory rape upon reaching the age of 16.

In the state of Alabama, the age of majority is 19 for a single person and 18 if married. At 18 years of age, you may marry without parental consent.

At the age of 16, a person is a "minor" legally in the authority, care and protection of the parents or legal guardians. The parents are the legally responsible party for everything their minor child does. They are, by law, responsible for the safety, welfare and control of their minor child until the child reaches the age of majority. A parent can, and often will, use legal means necessary to prevent an adult the do not approve of,from pursuing a relationship with their minor child especially when they feel their child is at risk.

Parental permission to "Date" or transport a minor is always the best approach and within the law. Obtaining parental permission for a 16 year old to have intercourse would be rare to say the least.

Showing respect for the parents legal rights and authority could keep you out of legal hot water.