Thursday, September 1, 2011

Living together? Not married? Live in Florida? You're breaking the law!

Unmarried couples who want to take the plunge and move in together, take heart. A Florida legislator is seeking to make you legal.
"Cohabitation" of unmarried people is currently a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by $500 or up to 60 days in jail. The same penalty applies to cheating husbands and wives — though only to opposite-sex couples.
The laws have been on the books since the late 1800s, but are rarely enforced. In 2006, though, a Jacksonville woman did take advantage of the law and have her husband arrested for cheating, according to a news report. (It's not clear how the case came out.)
Now, Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne, is on a mission to repeal the statutes penalizing adultery and cohabitation, as well as other laws he finds outdated, like a requirement that all bicycle riders keep one hand on the handle bars.
Wonder if other states will follow his lead and start to repeal some of their outdated and dumb laws such as:
Dominoes may not be played on Sunday. (Alabama)
It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church. (Alabama)
It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear. (San Francisco, CA)
A woman may not buy a hat without her husband’s permission. (Owensboro, Kentucky)

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