There remain states, however, that still do not have such provisions, including Kansas. There are a variety of legal requirements a couple must meet before they can get married.Statutory rape law is designed to protect naive youths from the sexual advances of older adults who may use their advanced age to take sexual advantage of youths.
After someone has reached 17 years of age, they may choose to have sex with anyone older than them, provided that the sex act is consensual with both people involved.
Other states' statutory rape legislation targets males.
The outcome of the Limon case involves the topic of judicial discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Limon, then 18, performed consensual oral sex on his male fifteen 15-year old friend.
These requirements include getting a marriage license, being of sound mind, and meeting the age of consent as provided by state laws.