Federal law makes it criminal to engage in a sexual act with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than you.
Each state takes a different approach as the age of consent has ranged from 10 to 18.
The law in Texas is that you have to be at least 17 to consent to sex.Any minor petitioning a Texas court for emancipation -- that is, being declared an adult in the eyes of the law -- must be a Texas resident, 17 years old (or 16 and living apart from one's parents), and able to support and manage one's own affairs.The minor seeking emancipation will have to state the following in his or her petition: Consenting to Medical Treatment as a Minor Any minor who is either in the military or 16 years old and living apart from one's parents (and thus eligible for emancipation) may consent to medical treatment.I'm 16 years old and have recently met a 19 year old who has been around me a lot. My mom is okay with it as long as we follow her rules until I'm 17 which is the consent age in Texas. Also, the legal age for alcohol consumption in all states is 21.