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What Are “Romeo and Juliet Laws”?

September 16, 2015

In Texas, laws that deal with the issue of sexual relationships between young people are sometimes referred to as “Romeo and Juliet” laws. They are known by this title because, just like in the famous Shakespeare play, young couples who are in a consensual relationship may get into big trouble. Some of the laws prohibiting sexual contact between legal adults and minors may sometimes cause consenting couples to unintentionally break the law.