From: Damien Broderick (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 19:56:43 MST
At 09:58 AM 1/18/02 -0600, Harvey wrote from the middle of Siberia:
>This also doesn't matter for Florida law. Mere "loitering" is a crime even
>if they can't prove it is for gay sex, prostitution, drugs, or other
>purposes. You can even be arrested if they catch you not carrying ID in
>Florida! There is even a law allowing the police to detain you on
>"suspicion" without ever having to specify suspicion of what.
Good god, Harvey! Move to Australia at once, we voted against ID cards.
(Although the ways things are going with `terrorism' hysteria here, I'm
expecting them to become mandatory any month now.)
>don't even have to prove sexual contact under Florida law. We had to
>struggle to buy a house together because it is illegal for us to cohabitate
>in Florida. We had problems getting insurance because of known illegal
>activity in the house. My professional memberships, certifications and
>government clearances have all been challenged because of my illegal
>activity. It is a constant battle just to live where I live, live with whom
>I live, work in my chosen profession, and do business with the organizations
WHY DO YOU STAY THERE? Isn't the much-hailed virtue of the USA that there
are different laws in different states? I mean, sure, the weather might be
nicer than in somewhere more humanly decent, but hell's teeth, man... Or
move to Sydney with yr partner and frolic at the Mardi Gras parade, which
is out in everyone's face *and broadcast on national television* as an
annual viewing highlight.
Of course, you'll have to give up the wonderful freedoms of living in America.
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