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July 1, 2006

Beauty of townships

In honor of Hammond reading Tocqueville's Democracy in America I thought it would be appropriate to call attention to another perk of America's decentralized system of government: bizzare sex laws!A couple of my favorites were:

In the quiet town of Connorsville, Wisconsin, it's illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner has an orgasm.In Minnesota, it is illegal for any man to have sexual intercourse with a live fish.A law in Helena, Montana, mandates that a woman can't dance on a table in a saloon or bar unless she has on at least three pounds, two ounces of clothing.In Norfolk, Virginia, a woman can't go out without wearing a corset. (There was a civil-service job—for men only—called a corset inspector.)