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Now, it's illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to marry.The only exception is 16- and 17-year-olds who have been legally emancipated from their parents.“We applaud Texas for closing legal loopholes in its minimum marriage age laws that have put far too many girls at risk, for far too long,” the advocacy group Tahirih Justice Center said in a press release.

But don't tell that to some of my friends on the panel last night of Fox's "On the Record," where I was all alone with host Greta van Susteren in being willing to enforce the law against a 25- year old former beauty contest participant who had sex with one of her students. As Representative Warren Chisum, who proposed the amendment dropping the age limit explained, "If they're a student, I just think they're off bounds regardless of their age.Dating Violence Law in Texas – Youth Access to Protective Orders and Sensitive Services Ending the Violence: How to Obtain a Texas Protective Order Guide to Addressing Dating Violence in Schools This guide includes school-based alternatives to protective orders, training for teachers and administrators, counseling for affected students, awareness education for students and parents/guardians, and other ways Texas schools can address dating violence, as required by Texas law.Loves Me, Loves Me Not: A Handbook on Teen Dating Violence This guide includes a safety plan for teens who are in an abusive dating relationship, legal protection options, and what parents can do.“Texas had one of the worst child marriage rates in the country, but with this new law, the state is instead at the forefront of the national movement to tackle child marriage in America.”Although child marriage is relatively rare in America, it's a bigger issue than many people think and it can have devastating consequences.For example, Lyndsy Duet of Texas was forced by her parents to marry her rapist at the age of 17.

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