Who have more rights a 13 year or a 16 year old ?

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Rights are not the same as privileges. They both have the same rights. 

    The 16 year old may have more privileges, such as obtaining a drivers license. 

  • 1 month ago

    Depends on where you are located.

    Also, "Lili" isn't exactly correct. 13 year olds CAN consent to sex in most states as long as the age difference between the 13 year old and the older partner is not great. This is called Romeo and Juliet laws. For instance in Pennsylvania and New Jersey 13, 14 and 15 year olds are legally able to engage in sexual intercourse with a partner who is not more then 4 years older. In many states you can also get emancipated at 16 or even marry with approval from parents. Again, this varies based on where you are located. In Canada for instance under no circumstances can someone under the age of 14 be charged as an adult, a 16 year is considered an adult by Canadian law. I also think CPS wouldn't cover for you if you are over 16 in Canada. Same is true in many European states. Again it varies from one country or state to another.

  • 1 month ago

    Other than driving there is no significant difference in the rights a 13 year old has vs the rights of a 16 year old.

  • 1 month ago

    They have the same rights, age provides some privileges like driving privileges movie privileges and so on.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A 16 year old generally has more freedoms and responsibilities than a 13 year old. However, everyone has rights, so “pamela” is wrong.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    16 year olds.

    This varies from place to place but where I live they legally can have sex, drive, work, drop out of school, purchase a BB gun, and donate blood.

    Yet they can murder and vandalise without punishment because they're "too young to understand right from wrong" So ******* disgusting double standard.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The 16 year-old in theory could obtain a drivers license, but on the other hand is more likely to be tried as an adult if they do something horrendous. Oh, also the 13 year-old still has time to drag his GPA out of the basement after distance learning destroyed his foreseeable future. The 16 year-old doesn't have time to make that up, will maybe graduate with intensive summer school classes and will be entering the mortal combat zone of college applications sporting a 1.4 unweighted on his academic resume'. Right now I'd rather be the 13 year-old. 

  • Pete
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    In my country the 16 year old can leave home if he/she wishes and decide on his/her medical care.

  • 1 month ago

    Neither have more rights than the other as they are both minors.  The 16 year old may have more privileges, such as getting a driver's license, but a license isn't a right, it's a privilege. Similarly, there are jobs a 16 year old may do, that a 13 year old wouldn't, but again, that isn't a right.  But a 16 year old should have more responsibilities than the 13 year old. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Neither, they are both children. The 16-year-old may have a little more freedom and a lot more responsibilities though.

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