Yes, Glyph is correct. I was arguing the point that the logical exceptions to those laws should have been implemented immediately as soon as they were discovered. I personally, except in clearly coercive cases, think that the statutory rape laws are certifiable horse manure anyway. By the time a person is in their teens, they have learned enough to give informed consent. Our extensive sex education programs have insured that. Or at least, consent as informed as the average adult. More so, in some cases. There are still people my age, and older, out there who have no CLUE as to how sex, reproduction, and STIs work, and yet we decide, arbitrarily, that they are somehow competent to make decisions and give consent regarding their own sexual conduct, while well educated young men and women who know what they are doing are still, in many places, refused access to condoms and birth control without parental consent. It's patent insanity, but hey, that's the way it is.