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Florida Republicans Fight To Keep ‘Cohabitation’ Of Unmarried Couples Illegal

Lakhota

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By Marie Diamond

Thousands of unmarried couples who are living together in Florida may be surprised to learn that they are actually breaking the law. Under outdated and rarely enforced state laws that have been on the books since the late 1800s, “cohabitation” is actually a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by $500 or up to 60 days in jail. The same penalty applies to adultery – which one Florida woman tried to have enforced for her cheating husband in 2006.

More: Florida Republicans Fight To Keep ‘Cohabitation’ Of Unmarried Couples Illegal | ThinkProgress
 

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Interesting since the tax codes and their common law spouse rules on taxes....
 

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