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Eleanor Sobel
Florida bill would repeal law that bans shacking up

About 1 million Floridians are breaking state law by committing lewd and lascivious acts and a state senator doesn't want them to be punished for it. And the Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously agreed Monday when they approved Sen. Eleanor Sobel's bill to repeal a law that makes it illegal for unmarried men and women to live together. Sobel said the law was enacted in 1868 and anyone breaking it could be fined $500 and sentenced to 60 days in jail. She also said times have changed, and the government shouldn't interfere with the lives of consenting adults. A House version of the bill also was approved Monday by the Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Republican Rep....