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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I guess you have expensive needs then. I slept in bunkbed with my 3 brothers well past age 5, and then my older brother moved to a different room. I slept in the same room as my 2 younger brothers until I was about 10.
    Dude. I meant by legal guidelines. it is illegal to have children of opposite sex in the same bedroom if one is over age 5. It's not a "need" thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Then maybe they need to live in a different area. They can come to Texas the cost of living is much lower here.
    It's totes so simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Dude. I meant by legal guidelines. it is illegal to have children of opposite sex in the same bedroom if one is over age 5. It's not a "need" thing.
    Seriously how can that not be a HUGE invasion of privacy? There is actually a law that siblings over 5 can't sleep in the same room? Wow another reason I would never want to live in Massachusetts.

    Can you cite this law? I did a search and couldn't find it, in fact the only thing I could find is rental voucher program that says they don't HAVE to, not that they can't, and then it is age 8 not 5.

    (a) Household members of the opposite sex, excepting husband and wife (or those in a similar living arrangement), do not have to share a bedroom, provided that children of the opposite sex under the age of eight shall share a bedroom and provided that other household members of the opposite sex may elect to share a bedroom.
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    I have to agree, that is a crazy law as well as a massive invasion of privacy. Also not a law that's enforceable under normal circumstances OR one I'd ever consider obeying if it was an issue. (My kids have their own bedrooms now anyway.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Dude. I meant by legal guidelines. it is illegal to have children of opposite sex in the same bedroom if one is over age 5. It's not a "need" thing.
    I also have never heard of such a law.

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    I have heard of those kind of rules in the case where you are going to foster or adopt through the state (that you must make separate bedrooms available for opposite sex children over a certain age), but I don't think they exist as a law for just the average person. That would be crazy for the state to dictate that.
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    I just got home from work and I'll have to look it up. I never did. It is just something that is known. Not always enforced but it is there. Like...if you are investigated for something and they find that....charges kind of thing.

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    I honestly couldn't . Ifind anything either. Might be one of those things everyone thinks exists and doesn't..I knew of it, our realtor mentioned it to us etc. But since I can't support it I take it back.

    But it still doesn't change 1 bedroom rents are not much cheaper than 2. We had a 1 bedroom for 800/mo 10 years ago ( a steal!). Can't imagine affording that on minimum wage..and I lived no where near Boston.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Then maybe they need to live in a different area. They can come to Texas the cost of living is much lower here.
    How many hours at minimum wage does it take to pay rent for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment in your area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanwinfield View Post
    How many hours at minimum wage does it take to pay rent for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment in your area?
    Well you can get a one bedroom for under $500, so I guess that is about 69 hours of work?

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