Virginia is for lovers……but only if you’re married
Virginia Lawmakers Planning To Lift Ban On Unmarried Cohabitation
Residents in Virginia looking shack up without taking a trip down the aisle might be getting some good news in the near future. Current Virginia law prohibits cohabitation without somebody puttin’ a ring on it, but VA state officials are reportedly looking to get that changed.
via Yahoo News
Like its travel slogan says, Virginia is for lovers. But if said lovers are cohabitating outside marriage, they are currently breaking the law.
But there’s good news for those lawless lovebirds: State officials in the commonwealth are considering a bill that would legalize cohabitation.
Florida, Michigan and Mississippi have similar laws banning cohabitation.
In 2011, a Florida lawmaker attempted to revoke the Sunshine State law, which carries a penalty of $500 or up to 60 days in jail.
As the Washington Post reports, a Virginia law dating to the 1800s states that it is illegal for “any persons, not married to each other, [to] lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together,” though officials say the law has not been enforced for decades.
Sounds a like a significant population increase is next on the list for VA if this ludicrous law gets overturned!