RICHMOND, Va. — The General Assembly passed measures this session repealing restrictions on sex before marriage, swearing in public and being a "habitual drunkard," but Alexandria Del. Mark Levine said he is considering updating another "outdated" Virginia law next year.
He's considering changing the statute for keeping, residing in, or frequenting a bawdy place.
In Virginia, that means using a building for lewdness, assignation or prostitution. Violating this law is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Levine takes issue with the words "lewdness," meaning obscene or vulgar, and "assignation," or, an appointment for a meeting, especially between lovers.