RightAnyone from 17 on, right?
That implies to me that the person must be 17 or older, up to the age of majority. In California that's 18, as is true in most states. So in the US that law would only apply to seventeen-year-olds.I came across this, "But in case one party has reached the legal age and the other remains a minor
over the age of 16, can get married with the consent of either parents or guardians of the minor."
What do you understand? May the minor still be 16 when they get married?
I understand your logic but I don't thinks that's how the law works. The way to express that is "16 or older".As for the case suggested by you above, might John be able to do it if he were still 16? Because we may understand that once you have turned 16, on your birthday's day, you start being over 16 from that very moment, since you are closer to 17.
This is absolutely not true in the UK. (Perhaps I should say 'in England or Wales') If I am wrong about this I'll have to leave town or hie me to a nunnery.You are "over 16" when you have turned 17. Until then, your age is 16.
The latter. You are "over 16" when you have turned 17. Until then, your age is 16.
It is not illegal:
– for someone over 18 to buy a child over 16 beer, wine or cider if they are eating a table meal together in licensed premises