700 Charged In Florida For Living Together While Unmarried
[su_right_ad]State Senator Eleanor Sobel wants to repeal the law that makes it illegal for unmarried couples to cohabitate. But Republicans are saying “not so fast.”
WCTV reported in 2011 that almost 700 people had been charged under the obscure law since 2006, and half a million couples were breaking the ordinance by living together.
While there have been efforts to repeal the law, Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has remained silent on the issue.
In addition to cohabitation offenders, the law also punishes cheating wives and husbands with a fine of $500 or up to 60 days in jail.
In 2011, state Rep. Dennis Baxley (R) told the Sun Sentinel, “I’m not ready to give up on monogamy and a cultural statement that marriage still matters.”