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Virginia


The Commonwealth of Virginia (named after Queen Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the Virgin Queen) is one of the original thirteen colonies of the United States. It is located in the Southern United States . Virginia was the first part of the Americas to be colonized permanently by England.

Age of consent is 18, also a person 18 and older having sex with a 13- or 14-year-old faces a felony charge, which carries a punishment of two to 10 years in prison and up to a $100,000 fine. A person 18 and older having sex with someone age 15, 16 or 17 faces a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Viginia does not recognize out of state Same-Sex Marriages. Sodomy is punishable by (Felony) Maximum Penalty: 20 Years.