Our country is known as the Land of the Free, but there are a few laws that make little sense. Most of them are old enough to be forgotten, but they have potential to change your love life.
It’s illegal to allow premarital sex in one’s home in Colorado
If you are a Colorado resident and there are some unmarried friends and family planning a visit—in the great words of Beyonce—you should put a ring on it.
You can’t kiss a sleeping woman in Logan County, Colorado
This law does make sense in a way because you can’t give consent while you’re asleep, but it’s weird that this doesn’t extend to men as well.
It’s illegal for men to be aroused in public in Indiana
We don’t need to comment on this, but we are curious about the enforcement. The law does use the phrase “knowingly or intentionally” so if they man does not know the condition of his pants, he has technically not committed a crime.
In North Carolina, the wife of an adulterer can sue his mistress
We recommend that you think twice before cheating on your wife, it could get costly and litigious.
Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment in Delaware
We got a pretty good idea of the couple who inspired this piece of legislation. Although divorce rates are lower now, getting married on a dare doesn’t seem like a great way to start the next chapter of your life.
In Nevada the sale of sex toys is illegal, and they’re considered obscene
This law is pretty interesting considering that prostitution is legal in Nevada—we guess they believe some things are just too out there.
Homosexuality can’t be included in sex ed in Louisiana
Most curricula have scant sex education to begin with, and barely touch on anything related to homosexuality. When important parts of the subject are censored, students who are not heterosexual or cisgender are left behind.
If you are in Idaho for Valentine’s Day be aware. Giving your sweetie a box of chocolates weighing more than 50 lbs is illegal
Yes, this may be an obscure ordinance that never gets enforced but, just in case, keep it under the weight limit.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Rocket Lawyer Team!