...laws against cohabitation are still in place in Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia. Arizona and New Mexico decriminalized cohabitation in 2001, said Tom Coleman, executive director of Unmarried America, an organization that advocates for the rights of single people.
Are we in the twenty-first century?
This is clipped from yesterdays news:
WILMINGTON, N.C. - A former sheriff's dispatcher who quit her job after her boss found out she lived with her boyfriend is challenging North Carolina's law against cohabitation.
Debora Hobbs said she was told to get married, move out, or find another job after her boss found out about her living situation. The legal arm of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed the lawsuit Monday on her behalf.
The lawsuit seeks to abolish the nearly 200-year-old — and rarely enforced — law that prohibits unmarried, unrelated adults of the opposite sex from living together. North Carolina is one of seven states with such a law.
Convicted offenders face a fine and up to 60 days in jail.
Virginia is for lovers?
The state slogan can finally hold true, the Virginia Supreme Court struck down its antiquated fornication laws on January 14, 2005- unmarried people can engage in sex legally now. Oops, I said "unmarried people" technically the states anti-sodomy laws still stand; no oral or anal sex for anyone, married or not until the laws are challenged and struck down. "Heterosexual and not so creative singles can legally enjoy copulation" seems a more active summation.
As for variations on the missionary position:
...the justices noted that their ruling "does not affect the commonwealth's police powers regarding regulation of public fornication, prostitution, or other such crimes.
Land of the free...