Virginia lawmakers want to make it legal for unmarried people to have sex in their state

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When taking in context with a new measure, it makes a little more sense why Virginia Democrats want to take guns away from people — they want to make love, not war.

The state’s famous motto proclaims “Virginia is for lovers,” and the Democrat-run Virginia House of Delegates want to ensure that this applies to all lovers, including those who are not married.

Turns out, there’s a state law on the books that makes it illegal for unmarried people to have consensual sex, and despite it not being enforced, Virginia Democrats want to strike it, Fox 40 reported.

Virginia Code 18.2-344 declares: “Any person, not being married, who voluntarily shall have sexual intercourse with any other person, shall be guilty of fornication, punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor.”

So, while liberal lawmakers look the other way when it comes to the blackface scandal that Gov. Ralph Northam was caught up in, he’s a member of their party, after all, they must take action to right a wrong limiting unlimited fornication.

The Virginia Supreme Court struck down the dated law in 2005 as “unconstitutional government intrusion.”

Delegate Mark Levine introduced the legislation to repeal it, and he said that the law fuels confusion and distrust in the law.

“We should not have laws that make most of the population into criminals,” he told CNN. “Times are very different now than they were in the 17th and 18th centuries.”

A couple of states still have some form of an outdated law against fornication for people who are not married — North Carolina and Mississippi.

Massachusetts and Utah recently struck similar laws, according to the Fox affiliate.

As for the aforementioned remark about guns, the highly restrictive measures that Democrats are proposing in Virginia are really no laughing matter.

More from US Law Shield:

High on the list of proposed laws are measures intended to make the purchase of “assault weapons” illegal. The proposed laws define “assault weapon” by listing features of weapons the law would ban. As written, the law would ban the purchase of most common AR, AK and similar types of weapons. The potential for these weapons to be “grandfathered in” for those who currently own them has been considered, with the caveat that owners register their weapons.

Other proposed laws include: restricting purchase or transfer of magazines capable of holding over 10 rounds, raising the minimum age to purchase any firearm to 21, banning binary triggers, and even a measure with the potential to outlaw some firearms training in the state.


On the other hand, sometimes you just have to laugh… either way, news of the law still being around prompted lots of questions — here’s a quick sampling from Twitter:


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