Virginia is not for Lovers, After All.

30 Jan
Virginia is for lovers?

Virginia is for lovers?

A Virginia law dating to the 1800s states that it is illegal for “any persons, not married to each other, [to] lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together,” though officials say the law has not been enforced for decades. As recently as the 1990s, prosecutors attempted to use the law to take away a day care license from a childcare provider.  A state inspector attempted to take away an operator’s day care license after learning that operator had been living with her boyfriend for 16 years.

State Sen. Adam Ebbin and Delegate Scott Surovell, both Democrats, seek to change the law, but they plan to leave one part of the 19th-century law in place: a provision banning sex in public places.