Virginia ISN'T for lovers?
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06-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Virginia ISN'T for lovers?
Yes it's the year 2014 and we still have to put up with this crap.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts...lls-n23516

An antiquated state law that makes it a crime to have sex outside of marriage remains on the books after an effort to decriminalize it failed to move out of a House subcommittee Wednesday.

HB914 would repeal the state statute that classifies it as a misdemeanor for “any unmarried person to voluntarily have sexual intercourse with any other person.” Those convicted face a $250 fine but no jail time.

Lawmakers decided not to move the fornication bill forward because they had concerns over potential loopholes the change would make in relation to incest and other sex crimes, the Virginian-Pilot reported. The House Courts of Justice committee decided to table the bill.

A spokesman for Delegate Mark Sickles, a Democrat who introduced the proposal, told NBC News that members want to make sure the bill is redrafted correctly and sent to the state Crime Commission for review before it is taken up again.

Eight people were convicted of fornication last year, according to the Virginian-Pilot. Prosecutors might charge someone with it as part of a plea deal to avoid a stiffer sentence.

So-called morality laws, meanwhile, remain a hot topic in Virginia. Adultery also is a misdemeanor in the state, and carries a $250 fine. Suicide is considered a common-law crime.

“I think we generally support the idea of taking these no longer enforceable, moral laws off the books,” Anna Scholl, executive director of advocacy group ProgressVA, told the Virginian-Pilot. “Government shouldn’t be peeking through your bedroom window to see what’s going on.”

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06-02-2014, 12:29 PM
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Really? They charged people with fornication?

That's just amazing to me.

Another great story Carlo. Thanks for sharing!


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06-02-2014, 12:48 PM
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Glad I didnt live in Virinia...... they would of strapped me in the electric chair. Blush
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06-02-2014, 01:51 PM
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(06-02-2014 12:29 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Really? They charged people with fornication?

That's just amazing to me.

Another great story Carlo. Thanks for sharing!

You'd be surprised, Mom. Many places throughout the country still have outlawed any form of sexual intercourse other than missionary position between a husband and wife (with the man on top, of course). In some states, particularly in the south, oral copulation is a felony; In Georgia, oral sex is banned under that state's anti sodomy laws. These laws aren't practical to enforce, but It's estimated that 95% of Americans are, at least technically, fugitive sex criminals. Part of the vestigal traces of this country's puritianical moral roots and their Augustinian interpretation of sex and morality.

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