What that means to you is that until your 18th birthday, and not one minute before, your parents are God.
However, the age of majority is 18, not 16, and until you reach the age of majority, you are still under the care and control of your parents.
When Shakespeare brought Romeo and Juliet to life, he was intentional in choosing two young characters as his protagonists.
Then as now, two teens having consensual sex is understandable. The difference between the two situations would seem obvious. S., legally speaking, there’s little distinction between Romeo and Juliet's mutual decision and the abusive actions of a child molester.
The and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person.
This means that if the partner is 5 years or older than the 14 or 15 year old, any sexual activity will be considered a criminal offence.
However, the age of consent is 18 years where the sexual activity "exploits" the young person when it involves prostitution, pornography or occurs in a relationship of authority, trust or dependency (e.g., with a teacher, coach or babysitter).
She is upset that her mother, Laura (Michelle Phillips), is dating a man named Rod who treats her very badly, and she is often urging her to leave him and treat herself better.The new laws, named “Romeo and Juliet laws” after Shakespeare’s tragic teenage lovers, attempt to correct overly harsh penalties and prison terms meted out over the years.