Thursday, December 3, 2015

Michiganders may soon be allowed to swear in front of women and children

Posted By on Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 7:13 AM

click to enlarge SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
A package of bills is headed to the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder for review, which would repeal more than 80 fucking bullshit laws — including Michigan's ban on swearing in front of women and children. The Senate gave final passage to the package on Wednesday evening. 

Other fucking bullshit laws up for repeal include a misdemeanor offense for making fun of someone who doesn't accept a challenge to a duel; a 90-day sentence for trespassing on a cranberry, huckleberry or blackberry marsh; and a three-month sentence for singing "The Star Spangled Banner" in a nontraditional or disrespectful manner.

The laws are up for repeal for being antiquated or unenforceable, with some up to 150 years old. 

The swearing ban famously surfaced in the modern world in 1998, when a man was ticketed $100 for playfully swearing in front of a woman and her two children after falling out of his canoe. The conviction was ruled unconstitutional by the Michigan Court of Appeals in 2002.

It is expected that Snyder will sign the bills into law. 

Fuck yeah.

Tags: , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 14, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation