Only In AmericaIn Texas, it is illegal to give whiskey to a dog. (Beer is ok)
Also, in Texas, it is illegal to give liquor to a fish.
In Iowa, it is illegal to hunt whales for food or sport. (Iowa is a landlocked state)
In Illinois, it is illegal for a man to offer a cigarette to a woman. Also, a moustachiod man may not kiss a woman under any circumstance. (Both of these are archaic, but not stricken from the books.)
In Florida, men may beat their wives on Sunday Mornings, and they may not be wearing a white shirt while administering said beating.
In Matoon, IL, there is a law that states "No person of color shall be found inside or outside the city premises between 6 am and 9 pm, or from 9 pm to 6 am, nor shall any person of color be found in the city on Sunday.
Also in Matoon, there still resides a law IN EFFECT: There shall be no form or practice of divination, whether for profit, personal pleasure, or charitable cause, within Matoon City Limits. There shall be no practice of witchcraft, magic, sleight-of-hand, conjuring, or creating of illusions within Matoon City Limits. There shall be no form of any type of pagan rituals, ceremonies, or gatherings to include sacrifices, congregations, idol worship, schooling, or any such activities within Matoon City Limits.
The above law is not only archaic and absurd, but also still valid. In 2002 a pagan group decided to hold a fund raiser to buy 300 new computers for the schoolsystems. All were arrested on the first day of the festival on terms of practicing divination (one of the booths offered $5.00 Tarot readings, another had Aural Photos for $10.00) and having a pagan gathering for charitable cause. The city lost the lawsuit, under grounds of freedom of religion, but the group was banned from holding festivals and and cerimonies inside the city limits.