Not that it would utterly transform the lives of a whole lot of folks in their twenties, but a bill being pushed
in Virginia would finally erase from the books an old law banning cohabitation.
A Virginia law in place since 1877 disallows "any persons, not married to each other, [to] lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together." And it's high time it be banished from the realm, say lawmakers Adam Ebbin and Del Scott Surovell, both Democrats, who admit the archaic legislation is almost never enforced at this late date. In fact the last time the law was cited was in the early 1990s, Ebbin explains, in a case involving a daycare provider who was threatened with a revoked license due to a live-in boyfriend.
"I thought it not only unnecessary but bizarre that Virginia would still have on its book a law essentially outlawing consenting adults from living together," said Ebbin. "It's obviously an outdated vestige from a very different time."
One part of the law that would remain, however, is the section banning "open and gross lewdness." In other words, public sex. As for public nudity, well, Virginia's politicos would have to consult California
where that's concerned.
Via the Washington Post
Posted 13:30 PST.