13 Surprising Marriage Laws You Might Be Breaking Right Now

Who knew: there are towns where marriage laws hold that you can’t sleep naked next to your spouse, where mistreating your mother-in-law means grounds for divorce, and where a wife must ask permission from her husband before wearing false teeth. Congratulations!

Married on a dare? Here, you can take it back.

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In Delaware, it’s legal to obtain an annulment if you got married on a dare or as a prank. The official law states that a marriage may be annulled if “one or both parties entered the marriage as a jest or dare.”

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If you like it, then you should’ve put a ring on it.

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Don Juans, beware: under South Carolina’s Offenses Against Morality and Decency Act, it’s considered a misdemeanor for a man over the age of 16 to propose to a woman in order to seduce her.

Put those pajamas back on. Please.

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It may have moved past the whole witch trials thing (here’s what really caused them!), but the town of Salem, Massachusetts has retained its prudishness with weird marriage laws; it’s illegal for a married couple to sleep nude in a rented room.

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