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informed consent

Consent given after being provided with fair and full disclosure of all the facts necessary to make an intelligent decision after weighing the relative pros and cons of the situation and the possibility of realistic alternatives.Real estate agents may sometimes represent both buyers and sellers in the same transaction if all parties agree after informed consent.

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But the fact that [anyone is] going to prison for one minute for making a movie starring consenting adults and sold to consenting adults boggles the mind.
So marriage should go back to the Church, and all consenting adults who are currently, or wish to be, contracted life partners should have State-enforceable partnership contracts available, irrespective of gender or sexuality.
Beverly McLachlin and her like would respond that the real issue is whether private acts, such as group sex between consenting adults, are harmful to society.
Still, ``Big Love'' offers an interesting take on family dynamics and acceptance and the right to privacy between consenting adults (though one questions how much the women are consenting - with five episodes, there's been not much exploration of the compound's exploitative lifestyle).
America, which quotes the ACLU Policy Guide: "The ACLU believes that criminal and civil laws prohibiting or penalizing the practice of plural marriage [polygamy or polyamory] violate constitutional protections of freedom of expression and association, freedom of religion, and privacy for personal relationships among consenting adults.
What cannot be determined by me, however, is whether it was a matter of sexual assault as you state, or homosexual behavior between two consenting adults as maintained by Father Goodall.
Yet, I confess, thirty years ago when I made my living as a bookseller I sold copies of Bataille to consenting adults and precocious adolescents, and, starting with a pink slipcovered copy of Histoire de I'oeil, read some myself and more there-after while having my own experiences of "baseness" and "materiality" along the way.
Why don't these people join the 21st Century and realise that consenting adults have the right to choose who they want to kiss, cuddle and love.
Liberals cited medical arguments in advocating legal reforms before 1917, and Bolsheviks acknowledged medical authority in drafting the criminal code of 1922, which decriminalized same-sex relations between consenting adults.
And he offers remedies to the problems he outlined: a regulatory system of "fewer laws, strictly enforced," the decriminalization of pot, an increase in the minimum wage, and a government that minds its own business when it comes to what consenting adults do behind closed doors.
Sex is not merely a private matter between two consenting adults.
A basic premise of our legal system is that sexual relations may occur between two consenting adults, which presumes an individual's rationality and competence in the absence of definitive contrary evidence.