Oregon law on minors dating

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Is that really what the Oregon legislature is advising?

But Romeo and Juliet notwithstanding, Oregon consent laws are among the strictest in the world.

The state takes the position, I guess, that yes, the legislature intended all those things.

St v Ofodrinwa was argued to the Oregon Supreme Court in January, 2012. We will know soon what the Oregon Supreme Court really thinks the Oregon legislature intended.

It never intended to make sex with a 17 year old a registerable offense (regardless of the circumstances) when sex with a 14 year old might not be.

In other words, it never intended to discourage sex with 17 year olds more than it discouraged sex with 14 year olds.

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