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#182951 - 01/16/07 05:39 PM Michigan life sentence for cohabitation....
Buckeye Offline
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Heard on the news this morning that Michigan has a law that says cohabitation is Sexual Criminal ________ (can't remember the exact wording) punishable with life in prison.

Any body else hear this???

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#182952 - 01/16/07 06:36 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Buckeye]
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At one time it was illegal in EVERY state for adult lovers to live together without being married. Today, on the other hand, just 6 states (Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida, North Dakota, and Michigan) still criminalize cohabitation by opposite-sex couples, although they are generally not enforced.

I know that the ACLU had a lawsuit pending before the Michigan Supreme Court back in December '05 on behalf of a father who was being denied Parenting Time because he was "cohabitating". If girlfriend was forced to sleep elsewhere when the had the kids.
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#182953 - 01/16/07 06:55 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Gecko]
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I believe this was something else but I could be wrong - I only heard a bit of it before I had to come in to work - just that they were discussing this being a life sentence.

It appearing was an old law with a new twist given to it by the Michigan Supreme Court.

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#182954 - 01/16/07 09:19 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Buckeye]
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If you find out more, let me know.
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#182955 - 01/16/07 09:25 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Gecko]
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#182956 - 01/16/07 09:44 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Buckeye]
meganb Offline
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Only in my State!!!!!!

What is funny about it though...is that the Attorney General who pushed for this had to admit, that he his self, was involved in a affair. So dont really see this going anywhere. KWIM

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#182957 - 01/16/07 09:45 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Buckeye]
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Well that explains why I couldn't find it...it's NOT about "cohabitation", but "adultery".
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#182958 - 01/16/07 09:46 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: meganb]
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Where did you read that?
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#182959 - 01/16/07 09:46 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Gecko]
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Well, like I said I only heard a short part of it before I had to head into work.

Don't think it is going any where either - but if I lived in Michigan, I sure wouldn't want to take a chance.

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#182960 - 01/16/07 09:49 PM Re: Michigan life sentence for cohabitation.... [Re: Gecko]
meganb Offline
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In the link that Buckeye posted, close to the top, but it made headlines here back in late 05 about his affair, due to the fact that he is sooooooooo against divorce and for family values.

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