For the most part, the Herald’s April 6 article After 148 years, shacking up is legal again in Florida, about the Legislature repealing the 1868 law that made it a second-degree misdemeanor for an unmarried man and woman to cohabitate, was just another story about a humorously outdated law being removed from the books.
What’s not humorous is the fact that six Republican members of the Florida House were openly opposed to repealing the law.
In other words, six members of our state Legislature — six people who have power and influence over the people of this state and the laws governing them — cast votes saying that they are in favor of making it a crime for unmarried couples to live together.
The fact that these six lawmakers have any voice whatsoever in the state Legislature is as frightening as it is embarrassing.
Matthew Sagorski, South Miami