Saturday, 15 January 2005

Virginia: now for unwed lovers too

Amber Taylor and Glenn Reynolds are among those noting that Virginia’s Supreme Court has struck down that state’s anti-fornication statute on the basis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2003 decision, Lawrence v. Texas. But the morals police will be delighted to know that Mississippi’s 1848 statute banning such behavior remains in force.


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Does Mississippi enforce the statute? I know a number of people, including myself, that are guilty of numerous violations.


I’ve never heard of a prosecution, but then again I haven’t done any research. My guess is that if it’s used at all, it’s used to go after people they can’t prove rape allegations against.

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