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Non-Married Cohabitation Law Could be Overturned

by Associated Press posted Feb 15 2013 5:34PM
 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The thousands of unmarried Virginia couples who are living together would no longer be breaking the law under legislation advanced by a House committee. 
     The House Courts of Justice Committee on Friday unanimously approved Sen. Adam Ebbin's bill repealing Virginia's 136-year-old law against what the state calls "lewd and lascivious cohabitation." The bill passed in the Senate last month on a 40-0 vote and now faces full House action.
     Ebbin has said census data shows about 140,000 Virginians are cohabitating. The Alexandria Democrat said that the law hasn't been enforced in a very long time and that Virginia is one of four states that make such living arrangements a crime.
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02/15/2013 5:33PM
Non-Married Cohabitation Law Could be Overturned
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