Laws against dating a minor
The new law also allows those convicted under the old law to clear their names.
Those who had to register previously as sex offenders for consensual sexual encounters with a person under the age of 17 can ask the court to review their case.
These types of laws exempt some teenagers and young adults engaging in sexual relations with someone under the age of consent from being classified as sex offenders.
The overwhelming consensus of the people of Texas believes that adults who engage in sexual activity with people under the age of 17 should be aggressively prosecuted.Interestingly, the phrase "age of consent" does not appear in the Texas statutes.Texas law explicitly forbids any person from engaging in sexual activity with a person under the age of 13.Besides the rising of the sun and the ebbing of the tides, there is perhaps nothing more constant and recurring throughout the generations as young love.However, for some teenagers in Texas and nationwide, young love can land them a lengthy jail sentence, due to the sex crimes laws on the books.