In Charlotte, N.C., U.S. Magistrate Carl Horn habitually asks defendants, regardless of why they are before him, if their living arrangements violate the state's no-cohabitation law. If so, he refuses to release them unless they agree to marry, move or get their partner to relocate.
Apparently seven states still have laws against cohabitation. An"Activist" judge is using this as an opportunity to force his beliefs on other people. I say "opportunity" because a justice should not be considering any other issue but the case before them.
People have argued that cohabitation is bad because
1. People who cohabitate before marriage are more likely to break up during the marriage
2. They perceive it as immoral
3. Kids with unmarried parents are more likely to be disadvantaged in life. Is this Judge abusing his power by selectively enforcing laws (outdated laws at that)?
Should our country have laws against cohabitation?
If you believe cohabitation is wrong, why so?