February 05, 2011

Court Rules "No Sex for Dummies"

(London, England) According to a British court ruling, learning disabled people are prohibited from engaging in sexual relations.

In a case which is fascinating both legally and morally, a judge in the Court of Protection has ruled that a 41-year-old man with a mild learning disability did not have the mental capacity to consent to sex and should be prevented by a local council from doing so.
Enforcement of the prohibition may be a challenge. (More.)

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