The question is being asked if the Gibraltar Women's Association read and digested the ruling on the age of consent by the Chief Justice before issuing a press release?
They seem to be confused in their press release, as if the judge had set about determining that 16 was the age of consent.
The ruling by the judge said: I have no hesitation in concluding that the provisions which establish a differential between the ages of consent and criminalise homosexual anal sex involving someone aged between 16 and 18 breaches both sections 7 and 14 of the Constitution.
He added that "It is however not for this court to take a view as to what the age of consent in Gibraltar should be, that is a matter which can only be for the legislature to determine."
In other words, it is up to Parliament to set the age at 16 or 18 - or whatever!
Whether a referendum is now held, as the GWA suggests,
is a perfectly legitimate way forward.
But it has to be asked if the public is now going to get involved in such a spectacle or is it that our legislators cannot take a decision themselves?