Jurist Sir Matthew Hale argued that the age of consent applied to 10- and 11-year-old girls, but most of England's North American colonies adopted the younger age.A small group of Italian and German states that introduced an age of consent in the 16th century also employed 12 years.Boswell believes to be a more neutral term, "same-sex union." Unlike the distinctly masculine and feminine references used for heterosexual marriages, the language of these ceremonies, which prominently invoke pairs of male saints, indicates that both parties are male.
Some of these ritual actions also marked heterosexual marriages, but there remained differences in both actions and words between the two ceremonies.
Marriage is the legal and social union of two Sims, wherein the pair officially agree on a permanent romantic relationship.
Sims are allowed to marry anyone within the kingdom, including other Heroes, foreign leaders, and Sims of the same gender.
Following English law, in which the age was set at 12 in 1275 and lowered to 10 in 1576, ages of consent in the American colonies were generally set at 10 or 12.
The laws protected female virginity, which at the time was considered a valuable commodity until marriage. Silbaugh is associate Professor at Boston University School of Law, they say that before the 1900s age of consent was ten years old, “The law governing the age of consent has changed dramatically in the United States during this century.
In western law, the age of consent is the age at which an individual is treated as capable of consenting to sexual activity.