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Everything Fun Is Illegal in Virginia
Reason, by A. Barton Hinkle

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Posted By:zoidberg, 2/4/2013 12:27:24 PM

Only one or two centuries late, Virginia lawmakers have decided it is none of their business if unmarried couples share a roof. So the legislators are now working diligently to repeal the state’s law against “lewd and lascivious cohabitation.” Huzzahs all ’round for that. But do not unclutch thy bodice yet. Virginia law is riddled with antiquated provisions meant to govern the “morals and decency” of the fair people of the commonwealth. And while the law against shacking up apparently never gets enforced, others do.(Snip)Fornication remains forbidden under the Code of Virginia, Section 18.2-344.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mackrand, 2/4/2013 1:31:05 PM     (No. 9157799)

A simple solution would be to pass a law that all laws automatically expire after four years if they are not re-enacted by the normal Legislature/Executive Branch approval process. That would guarantee that all so-so, not so hot laws get dropped post haste.

This is one of my hot buttons. Laws that have been on the books forever are there for the benefit of Politicians only. They are not enforced except where it is a useful club to beat the people into submission with. You know this is true.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HerbVA, 2/4/2013 1:34:29 PM     (No. 9157813)

Who cares? Except for all the blue state refugee lefties Arlington and Fairfax counties, it is still a good place to live. And homosexual degeneracy is not sanctioned by the state.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 2/4/2013 3:32:19 PM     (No. 9158087)

´Also, you’re not allowed to let anybody have sex in your car´.

That sure woul have put a damper on a lot of us guys´ high schol years....

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