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100+ year old laws concerning ‘women’s virtue’ in OK could be repealed

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OK (KSWO)- Four Oklahoma state laws going back to the 1910s may soon be repealed.

The repeals, proposed by Representative Bobby Cleveland, address laws meant to protect a woman's virtue.  One such law makes it a crime to seduce a woman without marrying her, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He says getting rid of old, unused laws helps clean up the statute books and could potentially save the state money by not having to print them.

“There's no sense in keeping them on the books if we're just making copies. We've had to print the statutes every year."

A full set of statute books printed every 10 years costs more than $240 each. Lawmakers have approved the repeals and they are now waiting on the governor's signature.

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