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Wacky laws

2005-05-25 16:00:20.900575+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

The good folks over at the Alternatives To Marriage Project managed to sneak into a Reuters article about wacky laws, which, along side laws forbidding the hunting of animals on Sundays talks about the laws against cohabitation still on the books in six states (and enforced in at least one of 'em), and case law in Washington that kept a pregnant woman from getting divorced:

In Washington state, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a law last month allowing pregnant women to divorce their husbands. It was prompted by the case of Shawnna Hughes who was denied the right to divorce her physically abusive husband by Superior Court Judge Paul Bastine because she was pregnant.

"There's a lot of case law that says it is important in this state that children not be illegitimized," the judge said at the time.

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