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Odd Laws No 5 - A valentines special

A French Law

A French law passed during World War I allows women to marry deceased men. It was likely introduced to allow fiancées and girlfriends to obtain death benefits. The law was clarified in 1950 and new rules made it much harder to marry posthumously by only allowing it with permission of the President of France. Proof is also required that the deceased planned to marry you before they passed away.


Leave her if she is sleeping

In Logan County, Colorado it’s illegal to kiss the lips of a sleeping woman. Do we think this apples when acting?. Maybe don't sign up to be the price on a production of Sleeping Beauty!


No moustaches

It’s illegal for men with moustaches to kiss women in Eureka, Nevada. We agree they can be scratchy but this takes things a bit far in our opinion.


Easy on the chocolates!

Gifting your Valentine a box of chocolates weighing more than 22.5 kg is illegal in Idaho. I'm glad I don't live there - send them my way!


Not at the church

In Birmingham, it’s an offence to have intercourse on church stairs after sunset! Who exactly is doing this?


Brush your teeth!

In Alexandria, Minnesota, no man is allowed to make love to his wife with the smell of onions, garlic or sardines on his breath. The law states that if his wife requests it, he must brush his teeth.

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