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Law about ander age dating

The age of consent is the age at which the law says you can agree (consent) to have sex.

And, while Virginia does not have any clear-cut Romeo and Juliet laws, there are certain statutory provisions that indicate some close-in-age protections do exist in certain circumstances.

Interestingly, there is an additional exception referenced in this statute for married couples.

In fact, individuals typically cannot be convicted for violating this particular statute if they are married, even if one of the spouses is over the age of 18.

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