Whoa! It’s Still Illegal For Unmarried Couples to Live Together In Two States

April 10, 2016

Ladies, I was flabbergasted after coming across this article. It is disturbing to know how much control one wants on a human life. It is very important to educate yourself on state laws because you could be committing a crime without knowing. Be smart and conscious on your state laws. Be blessed!

If you live in Michigan or Mississipi, you’re commiting an actual crime if you and a significant other are living together and not married. Yes, seriously.

But if you’re looking to relocate, you’re in luck. Florida just joined the other 47 states who’ve made it legal to cohabitate in a committed relationship.

On Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a repeal bill of the 1868 law which legalized the second-degree misdemeanor for a man and woman to “lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together,” according to The Huffington Post.

Before the legalization of a common and completely normal practice, those found guilty of living together could face a punishment of either a $500 fine or 60 days in jail.

While the law wasn’t particularly enforced, the thought that in 2016 laws like this one still exist is unfathomable.

Michigan and Mississippi, it’s your move.

via- ESSENCE

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