Age of consent
- Category: Laws
- Created: Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:08
- Published: Wednesday, 18 May 2011 16:57
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On the Talisman discussion list, a participant noted:
We appear to have three somewhat contradictory choices for the age of consent, according to Sen: 14 years old; 15 years old; or unknown / not yet decided
The reason the question comes up, is that theres a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi that says There is no specific minimum age mentioned in the Bahai teachings at which girls may marry, yet there is a specific minimum age for marriage given in the Kitab-e Aqdas. They cant both be right. Or can they?
Theres a way of having your cake and eating it to, squaring the circle, even perhaps escaping the iron law of the excluding middle (see my profile).
A letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi (probably in 1943, since part of the letter was published in Bahai News, in January 1944) says: