Overview of Texas Legal Age Laws Texas, as do many other states, recognizes 18 as the "age of majority," at which point residents are legally considered adults (as opposed to "minors").
A good lawyer can explain the law and how it impacts your particular situation.
(At the time, the Georgia law allowing similarity of age to be taken into account applied only to vaginal sex, not oral sex.) Both sets of parents could have helped to avoid this horrendous incident by training and teaching their teens about the law, but more importantly about boundaries, and about building healthy relationships through respect for themselves and respect for others.
At sexlaws.org, Aurelia Williams talks about different things that parents can do to help their teen avoid pitfalls in dating and form healthy relationships.
However, all minors in Texas may consent to treatment pertaining to pregnancy, drug or alcohol abuse, or infectious diseases.
The table below highlights some of the main provisions of Texas legal ages laws.