Monday, April 6, 2015

Florida Still In The 60’s…The 1860’s

Via Wonkette we learn that the Florida legislature is debating the repeal of a law passed in 1868 that is still on the books that makes it illegal for an unmarried couple to share living quarters.

“Currently, over a half-million couples in Florida are breaking this law. The government should not intrude into the private lives of consenting adults,” the South Florida Democrat, Eleanor Sobel, told the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. “The times have changed. … Only three states are left with this outdated statute—Florida, Michigan, and Mississippi.”

The bill still has to make it through the state senate.  I can’t wait to hear the arguments for keeping it in place.