Question: What was the age of consent in Texas in 2014?

The legal Age of Consent in Texas is 17. The definition of “Age of Consent” in Texas is when a person may legally consent to engage in sexual activity with another person. Texas Penal Code states that once a person becomes 17 years of age they are capable to give consent for sexual activity with another person.

In medieval Europe, Gratian, the influential founder of Canon law in the twelfth century, accepted the traditional age of puberty for marriage (between 12 and 14) but he also said consent was meaningful if the children were older than seven. Some authorities said consent could take place earlier.

1994 The Sexual Offences Act 1967 made changes so that homosexual men over age 21 could have sexual relationships, in private. In 1994 a further change saw it reduced to those aged over 18.

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