Monday, January 23, 2006

Fired for Cohabitation?

"Lawyers for a woman who quit working for Pender County after the sheriff told her to leave her live-in boyfriend, marry him or find a new job argued Tuesday that the courts should allow the lawsuit to move forward.Sheriff Carson Smith and representatives of State Attorney General Roy Cooper both argue that Debora Hobbs has no standing to sue them. Smith's lawyer argues that the sheriff was merely enforcing a 200-year-old state law that prohibits unmarried couples from living together. Cooper's counsel says the lawsuit lacks merit because challenges to a criminal statute have only been allowed when a criminal complaint has been filed or is threatened." By Associated Press, The Charlotte Observer Link to Article (last visted 1-22-06 NVS)

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