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These States Still Ban Cohabitation, Sex Toys... And Gay Marriage (INFOGRAPHIC)

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, laws, society, gay marriage, rights, freedoms, government, ethics, crime, politics )

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Here are some unnecessary bans still on the books in the U.S. The only one widely enforced by a majority of states is the one that prevents gay people from marrying.

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Sue Matheson (79)
Friday March 7, 2014, 1:55 pm

Regan Copple (16)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:30 pm
Good concept, but an extremely bad chart layout. I don't know whose idea it was to put it out like that but the map doesn't even match the layout of the states, especially with respect to Alaska & Hawaii, which are in the upper-left corner on the circular chart, but in the lower-lower-left area of the map. Difficult to read.

Carol P (46)
Friday March 7, 2014, 2:36 pm
The atheist in public office category was a surprise to me.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Friday March 7, 2014, 3:17 pm
Thank you for this list of states we will never live in.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:06 pm
I agree with Carol, the atheist in public office is banned, really? Since there is supposed to be no mixing of church and state that seems hypocritical to me. I know some atheists and they are more humane and ready for office than many others, I found this one quite strange.

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 6:27 pm
Than god i'll never reside in any of these caveman states. Pretty sad.

Laurie H (817)
Friday March 7, 2014, 11:04 pm
Thanks for this eye opener & share Carrie!!~

Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:07 am
Vibrators for Alabama!!

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:39 am
If you don't like the laws on the books in a state you simply pack up and move to another state. You have choices in our country....exercise them while you can LOL!

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:46 am
Thanks for sharing

Carmen S (611)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 3:50 am
Thanks for sharing this, Carrie.

Louise D (44)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:46 am
Well of course there are states that generally frown on filming homeless people getting beaten up by topless women and if they don't last for twelve minutes they don't get paid. Still , a United States Federal law states one can be fine upto $1,000,000 for pertaking in the act of Genocide. I do wonder how many people have been caught up by that one?

Panchali Yapa (26)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 6:17 am
Thank you

Lona G (80)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 8:39 am
We're all familiar with the ban on same-sex marriage, but seven states with a ban on atheists in public office? Isn't that downright unconstitutional?

pam w (139)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 10:31 am
Does this mean I can't buy a bottle of wine and a sex toy on a rainy Alabama night? (Thank goodness for!)

Wonder when ACLU and FRF will take on that ''no atheists in public office'' business?

(In the right mood, I just MIGHT open up a sex toy shop in Mobile! Anyone want to buy in?)

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:05 am
These states need to step out of the dark ages and join us here in the 21st century. Repressive laws only cause more trouble and complications than their original intent. Thanks Carrie.

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:16 am
I want to move to Washington! Yeah,m In TX you better not be an ignorant. But nothing surprises me in this state anymore...

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 1:03 pm
Thanks Carrie! Well, I'm glad that here in BC I am closest to Washington state and California. Oregon is good but 'no pumping your own gas'? . . . and gay marriage still illegal? Oregon needs to step up to the plate on these 2 issues.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 1:07 pm

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:44 pm
We are living in an interesting world. Our governments have to learn to stay out of peoples private lives.

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 3:07 pm
The US is totally out of balance. As we witnessed in the tsunami vote in November 2010...the American people, with their votes, can change things and they did in that election!

Carrie B (306)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:20 pm
The change we have seen in the congress is due to redistricting ~ not the real popular vote.

Diane O (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:54 pm
Carrie, redistricting does have an impact but overall trends nationwide reflect the mood of the country and the support of the country for the government's policies, direction and vision. The trends seem to indicate that the country is not happy with the direction it is going at this time so blame redistricting if you want but indicators say that the country will shift right in 2014.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 6:11 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting this interesting map, Carrie. As bad as AZ is made out to be, the only thing we have to work for is allowing gay marriage. And, no, people don't have to move.....they have to change things where they live. I see the most restrictions are in southern states. Always the laggards.....have to be brought into the present kicking and screaming.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 7:10 pm
Thank you for sharing! It"s sad to know that the country is stuck in the Stone Age.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 8:22 pm
Thanks for sharing Carrie.

berny p (23)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 12:47 am

If you don't like the laws on the books in a state you simply pack up and move to another state.

You have choices in THIS COUNTRY ....exercise them while you can !


Keith H (0)
Wednesday April 9, 2014, 5:10 am
Thank you.

PJ C (43)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 10:02 pm
Government so small it fits in your underwear....disturbing violation of privacy.

Jordan G (37)
Tuesday May 27, 2014, 4:40 pm
Unnecessary ban? Who, my dear, do you think you are? Indeed, who invited you to think at all?

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 26, 2015, 1:31 am
Noted with amusement.

David Maylo (0)
Wednesday May 13, 2015, 8:20 am

. (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 6:44 pm
you truly have run out of things to write about.lmao.

Away L (76)
Thursday July 23, 2015, 2:46 pm
TY for sharing, Carrie...There are some polar opposites in US state legislation!

victor Labass (5)
Thursday July 30, 2015, 2:02 pm
the people in each state can change any ban. we the people is what this country
was founded on .. it's time to stand up and be counted.

H M (37)
Wednesday November 11, 2015, 6:32 pm
Carrie's Wonder Woman, Jordan. You should try thinking, it's fun. :)
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