Unusual laws in New Mexico focus on spitting on the opera house steps and driving or hunting in Mountain View Cemetery in the town of Deming, as published by IdoitLaws.com. Carrying a lunch box down Main Street in Las Cruces, women appearing in public with unshaven legs in city of Carrizozo and a law preventing “idiots” from voting. Newscastic.com, LawStreetMedia.com, Movoto.com and WeirdFacts.com detail other strange Mew Mexico laws, many of which are still on the books.Continue Reading
Newscastic.com’s top ten list includes statutes that prevent dancing with a sombrero and playing cards on the ground at an airport in the town of White Horse with a woman, Native American or child; and women riding horseback down a public street in Raton while wearing a kimono. Newscastic.com provides links to sources, including books and the full text of the laws.
Another unusual law allows men and women to appear in public nude, with genitals and nipples covered, explains LawStreetMedia.com. The text includes the law that prohibits “idiots” from voting and explains that the same law includes “insane persons and persons convicted of a felonious or infamous crime unless restored to political rights.”
The city of Carlsbad banned the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, according to WeirdFacts.com.Learn more about Law