Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Virginia considers dropping ban on unmarried couples cohabitating
Yahoo News The Sideshow ^ | Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 01/30/2013 6:34:32 PM PST by Olog-hai

Like its travel slogan says, Virginia is for lovers. But if said lovers are cohabitating outside marriage, they are currently breaking the law. But there’s good news for those lawless lovebirds: State officials in the commonwealth are considering a bill that would legalize cohabitation.

Florida, Michigan and Mississippi have similar laws banning cohabitation. …

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aufhebungderfamilie; cohabiting; leftistagenda; liberalagenda

1 posted on 01/30/2013 6:34:41 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I broke that law here in Michigan and did my time for it.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 6:42:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Well, it’s not Virginian law that couples need to worry about..... 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 6:53:04 PM PST by hecticskeptic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

“I broke that law here in Michigan and did my time for it.”

I’m doing 15 to life for it myself.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 8:23:16 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai; sleepy_hollow; Mad Dawg; EDINVA; JPG; Hawthorn; Paisan; ConservativeOrBust; ...

Virginia Ping! If you want on or off the Virginia Ping List, please freepmail me.

5 posted on 01/31/2013 3:58:32 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

So, does that mean Virginia will institute a Common Law provision?


6 posted on 01/31/2013 4:42:37 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

It’s an irritating law. I have some girlfriends who have run into a problem with it. These are very normal, heterosexual ladies in their middle years, one divorced with grown children, one widowed. They’re best friends. They’re lonely. They want to rent a house in Richmond. But they’ve run into quite a few headaches because people assume they’re lesbians.

I’ve got the same question. I hope to move to Virginia soon and I might ask a lady friend to live with me. We are ardent, committed heterosexual ladies but realistically speaking, neither of us are going to find a nice Conservative Catholic guy to marry at this point, so we might want to live together. Women used to do this. But will this be a problem? I hate that everybody thinks that women who do stuff together have got to be lesbians. Can’t we just be girlfriends, like women used to be?


7 posted on 01/31/2013 5:24:03 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Darnright

Big mistake if they do. Virginia’s law against cohabiting is never enforced, but it keeps the court system free of any lawsuits that arise from cohabitation. I say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Keep Commonwealth law the way it is.


8 posted on 01/31/2013 7:10:35 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: The Antiyuppie

I completed my life sentence.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 11:38:25 PM PST by tdscpa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson