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Im 16 And My Boyfriend Is 23 When I Turn 17 Will It Still Be Considered Illegal?

This depends on which state you live in. Each state gets to make its own laws (you know, democracy and all).
Whether it is illegal depends on what the “age of consent” is in your state. The age of consent is the age at which a person is deemed capable, for legal purposes, of consenting to sexual intercourse. Having sex with anybody who is below the age of consent is considered statutory rape, a serious felony.
According to Wikipedia (take it for what it’s worth, and verify it for yourself):
* Age of consent 16 years old: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia
* Age of consent 17 years old: Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Texas
* Age of consent 18 years old: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Having sex with a person who is above the age of consent but still below 18 might still be a lesser misdemeanor, but it will not be rape. For example, in Massachusetts even though the age of consent is 16, it is still a misdemeanor to have sex with a person under the age of 18 if that person was previously “of chaste life.” (M.G.L. c. 272 sec. 4)…

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  • Jason W says:

    It would be illegal unless you have the permission of your parents to date him. Sex could be illegal – based on the age of consent laws of your state – then, there are laws against contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    May 3, 2013 at 11:07 am
  • Russ says:

    the legal is 18 and i tell you right now he not going to Wait for you to turn 18 and as soon as you get knock up you won’t see him again this happen more than you think

    May 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm
  • old doughboy says:

    He is an adult, the maximum age difference between an adult and a minor can be two years. Anything greater than that and he could get charged, unlikely but it could happen.

    May 3, 2013 at 6:08 pm
  • r1b1c* says:

    It’s not illegal unless there’s sexual activity.

    May 4, 2013 at 12:12 am
  • Brandyn says:

    um yeah…You arent a legal adult until you are 18. It wont be legal until then.

    May 4, 2013 at 12:46 am
  • Gymnast6 says:

    will what still be considered illegal? be more specific please

    May 4, 2013 at 3:27 am
  • none of your buisness says:

    love is love, age is just a number!

    May 4, 2013 at 4:51 am

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