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Florida Outlawed Unmarried Couples Living Together.
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Living in sin: Unmarried Florida couples can face jail for cohabitating — and hundreds have been charged.

orida lawmakers have proposed legislation that would finally make it legal for unmarried couples to live together.

Under current Florida law, it is punishable by a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail for an unmarried man and woman to live together.

“If any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any man or woman, married or unmarried, engages in open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree,” the law states.


Two Democrats, State Sen. Eleanor Sobel and state Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda, have filed legislation to repeal the law, which has been on the books since 1868.

Lawmakers have proposed legislation to repeal the law before, but previous efforts failed.

“I’m not ready to give up on monogamy and a cultural statement that marriage still matters,” state Rep. Dennis Baxley said in 2011.

Nearly 700 people were charged with misdemeanors between 2006 and 2011, according to WCTV.

In 2012, a “concerned citizen” called for Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Keith London to be prosecuted under the law for living with his girlfriend.

“I don’t give a darn about London’s living arrangement. I may even agree that the law in question is archaic and not well-suited to contemporary times. But the real story is that an elected official — sworn (or affirmed) to uphold state law — is knowingly violating that law,” Linda Takahashi explained.

Hallandale Beach officials and the State Attorney’s Office declined to investigate.


Links. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/living-in-sin-unmarried-florida-couples-can-face-jail-for-cohabitating-and-hundreds-have-been-charged/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jBv_Vn01yc

Did Lincoln really need to stop the south from breaking away? 

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Never ordered room service during a riot.
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Well, there's another reason to never go to Florida.
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In Nevada, It Is Illegal For A Man To Buy Drinks For More Than Three People At A Time.

In South Carolina, You Must Be 18 Years Of Age To Play A Pinball Machine

In Idaho, It Is Illegal For A Man To Give His Sweetheart A Box Of Candy Weighing More Than 50 lbs

There are still lots of crazy laws still in the books. They aren't enforced though~
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:/ Land of the free and home of the brave much?
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can you still fuck dudes tho?
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......I hate my state. TT.TT
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It is an old law that has been around...still, they should get rid of it. Those that want to keep it around should be giving it up. That one guy wants to keep it for pretty much just the sake of it.
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What.

Like, what?
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Oh Florida...
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It's an old law that really hasn't been enforced. Check every state's law book and you will find a plethora of outdated laws like this that haven't been enforced or stricken from the books.
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Dubnoman wrote:
I'm Christian, btw. But man, I'm sick of so many conservative right wingers in this country.


You are not alone in these feelings. I find most of my fellow Christians to be uneducated and authoritarian in inclination. Perhaps this is conceited and I might be proven wrong. However, I won't hold my breath.
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It's like Florida and Texas are having a contest to see who can be weirder.
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