Jakkal (jakkal) wrote,
Jakkal
jakkal

Hmm

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A state judge has ruled that North Carolina's 201-year-old law barring unmarried couples from living together is unconstitutional.

In part, the law states: "If any man and woman, not being married to each other, shall lewdly and lasciviously associate, bed and cohabit together, they shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor."

About 144,000 unmarried couples live together in North Carolina. The ACLU says North Carolina is one of seven states with laws that prohibit cohabitation.



All this time we've been breakin' th' law!

Edit: Whoa, made CNN, that has more information than the local station (Ironic). Look at this crap:

Rudinger said that since 1997, the law has spawned about 36 criminal cases in North Carolina. State officials have said the number of people actually convicted under the law -- formally known as the fornication and adultery statute -- is not clear.

The law also has been used to deny compensation to crime victims, child custody, health benefits, probation and parole, Rudinger said.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/07/20/cohabitation.law.ap/index.html
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