Mr. Pines is correct. While 16 is the legal age to consent to sex it doesn’t protect him from your parents whose control you are still under. It doesn’t protect him from your feelings of regret, anger or all the other feelings that cause a person to deny they consented. It doesn't protect either of you from an unintended pregnancy regardless of whatever precautions you might take.
I am an attorney, practicing throughout the state of Georgia, in the areas around Augusta, Statesboro and Savannah, Georgia. The information I am providing you should only be considered for your general knowledge and educational purposes, but not as legal advice. Consider it as a good first step in your knowledge acquisition, but not as legal advice. My opinion should be understood to apply only to the laws of the State of Georgia. You should always consult with a local attorney about your situation if you live outside of the State of Georgia.
While you and your boyfriend can have sex because the age of consent in Georgia is 16 for sexual acts, your boyfriend could face legal troubles, if your family does not approve. They could try to get him arrested for interference with custody and / or contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The best course of action is not have sex until you turn 18, when you are an adult.
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