Friday, April 04, 2003
Unmarried couples banned from living together in North Dakota.
The North Dakota Senate has voted to keep a 113-year-old law that makes it a crime for unmarried couples to live together.
A proposal to repeal the anti-cohabitation law, which says a man and woman may not live together "openly and notoriously" as if they were married, was defeated 26-21.
The offence is listed among other sex crimes, including rape and incest and violations carry a maximum 30 days in jail and a £600 fine.
"It stands as a reminder that there is right and there is wrong," said Senator John Andrist, a Republican.
Yes, because an unmarried couple shacking up together is just as reprehensible as a beloved uncle fucking his niece, isn't it...