I've just been told that apparently some laws have been on the books for so long that its legal to beat ones wife in South Caroline once a month and only on Sunday in front of the court house steps.:bugeye: In Stafford County its legal to beat your wife on the court house steps but it must be done before 8am and I think you have to use a stick. It seems these laws are alive and well in Arkansas and perhaps even Alabama, West Virginia and Georgia. It just doesn't sound correct to me. Can anyone tell me whether these laws are really still on the books and if so why the hell does it need to be done on any given Sunday on court house steps? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! It seems that there isn't anyone actually acting on these laws but it leaves a creepy feeling knowing that IF your husband happen to stroll your ass down to the court house on a sunday he can bloody well whip it as well and claim protection from the law. Its sooo reminiscent of The Quiet Man where John Wayne dragged and manhandled Maureen O'Sullivan all over town only to be praised and offered a stick by a nice old lady so he could whack his lovely wife. Of course real wife beaters don't care if they're given liberty or not.