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'Love Shack' Law Scrutinized

Jan 29, 2013 -- 11:22am

(Metro) Virginia's so-called "love shack" law, which since 1877 has made it illegal for unmarried couples to live together, may finally be repealed this year. 

A state Senate panel voted unanimously today to repeal the law, which is a misdemeanor. 

The "Washington Post" reports it doesn't appear that anyone has been prosecuted under the law for decades. 

Alexandria Senator Adam Ebbin, who is behind the repeal effort, says along with Virginia, only Mississippi, Michigan and Florida have similar laws in effect.

 

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