The Corner

It’s the Law

Slate offers an example of how dumb laws effectively get ignored out of existence. Those of you who have been to Miami will be amused to know that a local law makes it a crime to “knowingly sell to, serve, or allow a homosexual person to consume alcoholic beverages, or to knowingly allow two or more homosexual persons to congregate or remain in his place of business.”

In Miami, this is. A municipality that offers domestic-partnership benefits to public employees. Miami, where the local gay-business directory lists at least 17 gay bars, a half-dozen gay gyms, pages of gay hotels, a gay bathhouse, and a gay bicycle shop. 

Like Obamacare, it’s the law.


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