Michigan lawmakers pushing to overturn cohabitation law

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MICHIGAN (WJRT) (02/28/18) -- Michigan lawmakers are trying to do away with a law that bans unmarried couples from living together in the same home.

The law, which dates back to 1931 was originally intended to stop what was then called gross lewdness.

There have been several previous attempts to get this law repealed.

State Sen. Steve Bieda, a Democrat from Warren, is spearheading the bill.

The current law says people who are unmarried, unrelated people of the opposite sex living together could face up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Mississippi is the only other state that still has a cohabitation law in place. They are also working to repeal the law.

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