Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Not that it's any of your business

North Carolina's Sheriff Carson Smith wins the "fascist chutzpah" award for the week for his ultimatum delivered to former employee Debora Hobbs. When Smith discovered Hobbs lives with her boyfriend and they are, gasp, not married, he told her to "get married, move out, or find another job." She chose the latter option and now the ACLU is representing her in a lawsuit that:
seeks to abolish the nearly 200-year-old--and rarely enforced--law that prohibits unmarried, unrelated adults of the opposite sex from living together. North Carolina is one of seven states with such a law.

Convicted offenders face a fine and up to 60 days in jail.
I mean really. It's not like we don't live in a world with actual problems to solve. I'm just thinking with Robertson and the Pope failing maybe Carson Smith won't be far behind.

(Big Brass Blog has more)

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