The new laws, named “Romeo and Juliet laws” after Shakespeare’s tragic teenage lovers, attempt to correct overly harsh penalties and prison terms meted out over the years.In 2007, these laws went into effect in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, and Texas.CONFIDENTIAL OPTIONSThe SOU Confidential Advisor is a specially trained professional who is available to survivors or those who know a survivor to answer questions, provide information, and help navigate the options available at SOU as well as in the community.It is recommended that if you or someone who know has experienced, has questions, or needs help that you start with the SOU Confidential Advisor.the age at which an individual can legally agree to have sex) varies from state to state – and often splits along gender lines – it is definitive in one aspect: it refers to sexual acts between heterosexuals. S., sex between homosexuals is either not addressed by existing laws or is considered a crime.
The University Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators will assist the complainant in identifying the appropriate policy and grievance procedure to resolve the complaint in a timely and equitable manner.An older teen who has sex with his younger girlfriend can be arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for the act.Even worse, he may carry the stigma of being labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life.When Shakespeare brought Romeo and Juliet to life, he was intentional in choosing two young characters as his protagonists.Then as now, two teens having consensual sex is understandable. The difference between the two situations would seem obvious. S., legally speaking, there’s little distinction between Romeo and Juliet's mutual decision and the abusive actions of a child molester.which includes diversity of sex, gender, and gender identity or expression.