Sexual acts with someone under this minimum age are legally classified as sexual abuse.
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When you are a gay man in your twenties, dating can be an all-around horrible experience.
While many filmed on their smartphones, others taunted the men, saying 'let that be a lesson to you' and telling the whippers to 'do it harder', the BBC reports.
Organisers warned the crowd not to attack the men, reminding people that 'they are also human'.
The bill is intended to target sexual predators, but many youth advocates say that by focusing on age, the new law will confuse teens, make their sexual activities more clandestine and expose them to other risks, including abuse, early pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
"When you call it the age of consent, that's misleading to kids, who will think it's not permitted, that it's a crime to be sexually active before the age of 16," says Martha Mackinnon, the executive director of Justice for Children and Youth, a Toronto legal aid clinic serving low-income youth.