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In a recent Reuters article written by Edith Honan entitled: Rhode Island lawmakers pass gay marriage bill; governor signs it, is reported that on Thursday the smallest in area of the 50 U.S. states Rhode Island became the 10th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples and the last of the six New England states to do so.
Governor Lincoln Chafee, an independent, signed the bill yesterday shortly after its approval. The first wedding ceremonies will be possible on August 1, when the law will take effect.
“We would not be where we are today without the Rhode Islanders who for decades have fought for tolerance and freedom over discrimination and division,” said Chafee. “I am proud to say that now, at long last, you are free to marry the person you love.”
Later the governor together with the state’s main gay rights organization, Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, celebrated their victory in the state capital Providence.
America is the place for wacky state laws. Each State has it’s own pretty unbelievable things including laws which are odd, laughable and downright bizarre. When packing your bags and heading off to any of these places you should be careful because you never know what weird laws may still be in effect! These laws may be funny, but finding yourself on the wrong side of the law is no laughing matter.
Here they are, the dumbest laws in America:
Illinois: It is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb.
Iowa: It is illegal to hunt from an aircraft.
Kentucky: It is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket.
West Virginia: It is illegal for children to attend school with there breath smelling of wild onions.
Alaska: It is considered an offense to push a live moose out of a moving airplane.
California: Illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license.
Connecticut: It is illegal to walk across the street on your hands.
Florida: It is illegal to fart in a public place after 6:00 pm on Thursdays.
Idaho: It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
Maryland: It is illegal to take a lion to the movies.
New Jersey: It is illegal to slurp soup.
New York: It is illegal to greet each other by putting one’s thumb on the nose and wiggling the fingers.
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