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February 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Living together out of wedlock would be downgraded from a sex crime to fraud, and then only if the couple claims to be married, under a proposal that passed the state Senate. The bill was changed from an outright repeal of the state's anti-cohabitation law. The amended proposal would make the false representation of marital status a misdemeanor crime for a man and woman who live together. Cohabiting couples who do not falsely claim marriage would not be penalized.
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December 17, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Advocates for so-called plural marriages are applauding a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge that struck down key segments of Utah's anti-polygamy law, saying they violated constitutional rights to privacy and religious freedom. In a 91-page decision issued Friday, Judge Clark Waddoups effectively decriminalized polygamy in Utah, ruling that a central phrase in the state's law forbidding cohabitation with another person violated the 1st and 14th amendments. The ruling, which distinguishes between polygamy and bigamy, was the result of a lawsuit filed in 2011 by Kody Brown, star of the reality series "Sister Wives," now in its fourth season on cable TV's TLC. Brown has four "wives" - who together have 17 children - but is legally married only to his first, Meri Brown.
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NEWS
November 7, 1992 | Associated Press
The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled 4 to 1 that property gained by unmarried, cohabiting adults must be considered community property subject to equal division. The high court ruled in favor of Lois Michoff, holding that she was entitled to half of the property earned by Max Michoff during the nine years they lived together. The couple set up a construction equipment rental business in Carson City and agreed they would share ownership of the firm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Soon after she settled into her new dorm room at Cal State Northridge, Brittany Brockman figured she should give her new roommate fair warning: She's a bit of a neat freak. Her roommate, Leslie Rosales, 18, didn't make much of the admission. But she didn't know yet just how serious Brockman was. Brockman, 18, folds all of her clothes impeccably and organizes them by color. She doesn't like a dirty shower. And when the trash needs to be taken out, it needs to be taken out now . Inside a freshly decorated (mostly pink)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1999 | Associated Press
The U.S. Catholic bishops' committee on marriage and family has issued a report on cohabiting couples, which many priests consider the most troublesome issue in premarital counseling. A 1995 nationwide survey by Creighton University showed a number of Catholic couples were living together when they began premarital counseling. The report terms this a fairly recent phenomenon. The report, which does not set policy, notes that living together out of wedlock violates church teaching.
NEWS
November 16, 1989 | JEAN MARBELLA, THE BALTIMORE SUN
They met at a party in that corny, some-enchanted-evening, across-a-crowded-room kind of way, she recalls fondly, even now. Sixteen months later, they moved in together. Six months later, they married. Six years later, they separated and will divorce. "There might have been a better chance of us staying together if we had just gotten married," says Jane, a 27-year-old Baltimore County office manager who asked that her real name not be used.
NEWS
June 1, 1994 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Without a vote to spare, the Assembly on Tuesday approved legislation allowing gay and other unmarried couples to officially register their relationships with the state and share rights now enjoyed by married couples. A 41-26 Democrat-Republican vote, the exact margin needed for approval, sent the bill by Assemblyman Richard Katz (D-Sylmar) to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Americans are increasingly saying “I do” to living together before marriage, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, cohabitation is now more common among younger women than living with a spouse or living alone. The report, released Thursday, is based on data from the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth . More than 12,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 took part in the survey between 2006 and 2010. (So did more than 10,000 men, but the new study focuses on the women.)
NEWS
May 7, 1987
Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, a Democratic presidential candidate, signed into law a measure repealing the state's 200-year-old ban on cohabitation and declared "it shouldn't be a crime" for unmarried men and women to live together. The measure eliminates a law first passed in 1784 that considered cohabitation to be "open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior."
SPORTS
June 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A former companion of tennis star Martina Navratilova filed suit seeking up to $10 million. Judy Nelson alleges that Navratilova failed to comply with a "non-marital cohabitation agreement" made after the two began living together in 1986.
NEWS
April 4, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Americans are increasingly saying “I do” to living together before marriage, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, cohabitation is now more common among younger women than living with a spouse or living alone. The report, released Thursday, is based on data from the CDC's National Survey of Family Growth . More than 12,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 took part in the survey between 2006 and 2010. (So did more than 10,000 men, but the new study focuses on the women.)
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Same-sex couples who live together are more likely to judge themselves as being in poor or fair health than are married heterosexual couples, according to a new study. The paper, published Tuesday in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, examined data in the National Health Interview Surveys from 1997 to 2009. A total of 686,846 survey respondents between the ages of 18 to 65 were asked to describe their relationship status, as well as rate their own health as either poor, fair, good, very good, or excellent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Billionaire Donald L. Bren walked into a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday wearing a suit and sneakers. His footwear may have been comfortable, but the occasion certainly wasn't: A lawyer representing two of his children peppered the intensely private Irvine Co. chairman with questions about his wealth and personal life. Bren's own attorneys made the case that he's been a somewhat absentee father in raising the two now-adult children: no parent-teacher meetings, no school events, no sleepovers at his house, not even a hospital visit when they were born.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Michelle Triola Marvin, a former nightclub singer whose claims as the onetime live-in girlfriend of actor Lee Marvin led to a landmark ruling that established the legal concept of palimony, has died. She was 75. Marvin, who had fought lung cancer for the last 18 months, died Friday at the Malibu home she shared with actor Dick Van Dyke, her companion of three decades, said a family friend, Bob Palmer. Michelle Marvin, who legally changed her surname to Lee Marvin's even though they never married, made legal history in 1976 when the California Supreme Court ruled that she and other unmarried could sue for property division when a relationship ended.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Living together out of wedlock would be downgraded from a sex crime to fraud, and then only if the couple claims to be married, under a proposal that passed the state Senate. The bill was changed from an outright repeal of the state's anti-cohabitation law. The amended proposal would make the false representation of marital status a misdemeanor crime for a man and woman who live together. Cohabiting couples who do not falsely claim marriage would not be penalized.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A state judge has ruled that North Carolina's 201-year-old law barring unmarried couples from living together is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union sued last year to overturn the rarely enforced law on behalf of a former sheriff's dispatcher who says she had to quit her job because she wouldn't marry her live-in boyfriend.
NATIONAL
December 17, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Advocates for so-called plural marriages are applauding a ruling by a U.S. District Court judge that struck down key segments of Utah's anti-polygamy law, saying they violated constitutional rights to privacy and religious freedom. In a 91-page decision issued Friday, Judge Clark Waddoups effectively decriminalized polygamy in Utah, ruling that a central phrase in the state's law forbidding cohabitation with another person violated the 1st and 14th amendments. The ruling, which distinguishes between polygamy and bigamy, was the result of a lawsuit filed in 2011 by Kody Brown, star of the reality series "Sister Wives," now in its fourth season on cable TV's TLC. Brown has four "wives" - who together have 17 children - but is legally married only to his first, Meri Brown.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The private lives of public figures have increasingly become part of the national scene. Usually, they are caught in the spotlight; they do not turn it on themselves. Not so in Nashville. Here, Mayor Bill Boner, 45, who is divorcing his third wife, is involved in a most public romance with his fiancee, Traci Peel, a 34-year-old country singer who sports a 2.2-carat engagement ring. Details of their sex life are discussed on radio talk shows, in local newspapers.
NATIONAL
April 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The state Senate has voted to keep a 113-year-old law that makes it a crime for unmarried couples to live together. A proposal to repeal the law, which says a man and woman may not live together "openly and notoriously" as if they were married, was defeated 26 to 21. The offense is listed among other sex crimes, including rape and incest. Violations carry a maximum 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2003 | Greg Braxton
KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 were married officially months ago, but starting today the two stations will finally move in together under one roof. The KCAL news operation and its staffers have moved from their longtime offices on Melrose Avenue, next to Paramount Studios, to the KCBS Columbia Square headquarters on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and the Viacom-owned stations today will start broadcasting from the same building.
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