Top 10 Things That Are Surprisingly Legal In the United States

The Top Ten
1 Having Sex With Animals (13 States)

That is absolutely disgusting. The monsters who legalized this will hopefully go to hell when they die.

Gee, I wonder if Princess Elise from Sonic 06 was raised in one of those 13 states...

Disgusting, whoever though about legalizing this should go back to hell.

So what's next? Humans getting married with animals?

2 Women Being Topless in Public (All States Except Utah, Indiana, and Tennessee)

It is absolutely sexist that women are not allowed to be topless but men are allowed. If anything, it is actually better that women are allowed to be topless in most states. The last states need to allow women to be topless so all states will finally have gender equality.

Um, ew. I don't even like seeing men with their shirts off. I really don't like seeing nudity and partial nudity because it just shows too much skin (that goes for everybody, regardless of weight). I am rather modest and I don't even wear crop tops, really short shorts, and bikinis (I hate bikinis).
Update: Ok, I actually wear crop tops sometimes.

This is not surprising at all. In fact, this needs to be legal in not just all states but in the whole world. Men are allowed to be topless so why can't women do the same? It's sexist. Women need to be allowed to be topless so there will be gender equality.

Most of these sexuality and nudity based things aren't a problem in German speaking Europe (except of course for the animal sex). Although nudity in the big city isn't seen often, in smaller towns or the countryside where there are many gardens, it's not unusual to see naked people of both sexes and all ages running around in summer. Same for beaches. Also T.V. and newspapers show a lot of nudity. As for the age 17 thing... I am aware that this is a controversial question, but I'm coming from a country where sex ed starts at age 8, where teen magazines for people between 10 and 16 have nude pictures and a page for sex talk, where the age of consent is 14, where movies like American Pie are rated 12+, where 16 year olds are allowed to vote and can drink beer, and where at age 14 you're legally not a child anymore but a "young adult" which is not yet an adult but haves several rights or duties of adults... what are your concerns with two 17 years olds having sex? They should be mature ...more

3 Firing a Missile (South Carolina)

I was kinda expecting Abortion to be here. Not that I want to destroy Abortion, but I thought a lot of other people here would. Glad to see missle violence is number 1.

Well if anyone ever invades South Carolina their in for a nightmare. Especially if they don't want to kill civilians.

This is actually legal in South Carolina?! I'm glad I live in North Carolina.

I thought just the military fires missiles.

4 Marrying Your Cousin (26 States)

Reply @jmepa1234 "What is wrong with marrying a cousin? "
Children of cousin marriages have a doubled risk of genetic disorders because bad genes running in the family become stronger and cause more health problems (and many other things).

That reminds me of a joke Gabriel Iglesias once made about rednecks taking their sister out on Thursday. No offense.

Do people WANT legal and moral complications, and the possibility of genetic disorders?

I have 23 cousins, 18 of them are girls and I am not attracted to any of them.

5 Drinking & Driving (Mississippi)

This is definitely worse than women being topless in public.

Drinking & driving at the same time can cause incidents.

Drinking and driving shouldn't be legal in any state.

DUI in the most Trashy state in the South.


6 Children Getting Drunk with Parents in Their Home (Massachusetts)

Unlike in Europe, where little kids can be served and get drunk in public restaurants.

Now this is absurd. I don't plan getting drunk anyway. Not seeing the fun of it.

I'm from Boston and I never heard of this.

Come to America, we have drunk kids!

7 Texting While Driving (West Virginia)

I would hope that they are smart enough to not do it.

Don't trust these people

8 Owning a Flamethrower (All But 10 States)

It may seem pretty badass, but remember that some people may use it to kill others or burn down things. I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable living next to someone who owns a flamethrower.

This isn't bad, this is badass. Of course, if you kill anyone with it (other than an act of self defense) you'll get arrested on same charges if you killed in anyway.

Registration required. A friend told me after he made a working one (with video evidence).

Imagine thinking this is something normal people should be allowed to own.

9 Serving Roadkill As a Meal (All States Except Texas, California, and Washington)

I couldn't imagine eating roadkill! It would be dirty from the road and there would be countless germs.

This is really weird! Why would you want to eat roadkill?

Aren't roadkills infected?

Is it at least sanitized?

10 Smoking Marijuana (23 States)

It's only legal if you have medical need ( cancer etc... ) for it ( proved by a Doctor who will prescribe you the substance ). It's not like it's legal for everybody like in Holland or other European countries ( where it's legal to sell, buy and smoke it ).

Seriously, a plant that kills your brain cells, lowers your IQ, and impairs your concentration is legal in some states but a innocent chocolate egg with a capsule which opens up to reveal a toy inside isn't anywhere?

My country sure is dumb.

Thank Arceus that it's still illegal in my state (Virginia) though.

F's sake. Literally this is awesome yet so sad for my country.

The Contenders
11 Owning a Brown Bear (9 States)

Honestly the most reasonable entry on this list. When my fourth grade teacher lived in New Mexico, one of his neighbors had a pet wolf. Not quite the same, but still a wild animal living in your house. Which is just AWESOME as long as it isn't dangerous.

This is my live teddy bear. He won't bite unless you get anywhere near him.

I prefer to keep them in the zoo and not in my home.

Does this mean we'll get a Bear King now? Since Tiger King was a success

12 18 Year Olds Having Sex (All States)

They even have kids younger than that have sex. This has always been a problem (I mean I can somewhat understand it considering how sexual urges in young people start before 18 but this is still a serious problem and should not be legal).

PhoenixAura81, has no one in the government seen the Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, or Friday the 13th films?

It's not weird I mean it is the legal age of when you become an adult.

It's a problem when kids do this, however 18 might seem too young.

13 Cannibalism (All States)

Consuming human flesh is legal in all 50 states. It's just very difficult to obtain a fresh supply of "people-meat" without doing anything illegal. Thank God!

It's actually only legal as long as you didn't kill the person.

So what? I eat people all the time and it's delicious!

Are you sure that this is legal?

14 #Metoo Movement (All States)

Metoo is destroying everything and the government doesn't do a thing. The world is in dark times.

MeToo sucks, it is a witch hunt that killed innocent careers like Vic, and many others.

Why does this even exist

No more of this please

15 Gay Marriage (All States)

Having to put up with such homophobic people on this website is so tedious. Why can't people just accept that gay marriage is legal, instead of saying "Nah nah, it should be illegal! "

This isn't surprising. Marriage should be legal for everyone. I don't want to get married myself, but I think everyone should have the right to marry.

Why do we treat gays like they're different from us? We're all the same when you look a little closer!

This crap shouldn't be happening. I have no problem with gays but it still shouldn't be legal

16 Prostitution (All of Nevada except Clark, Douglas, Eureka, Lincoln, Pershing, and Washoe Counties)

I want to live in Las Vegas when I'm older, but at least prostitution is illegal in the county it's in (Clark County). Nevada just happens to be the only state where prostitution is legal. The counties in the entry title are the counties prostitution is illegal in. Prostitution should be illegal in all of the United States and all over the world because it's disgusting and all it is is sacrificing your virginity in exchange for money.

17 Burning the Regional Flag (34 States)
18 Owning a Kangaroo (13 States)

Am I the only one who says that sounds totally awesome (as long as you don't mess with one because if you do, you'd regret it)?

Furthermore, in 3 of those 13 states; Wisconsin, West Virginia, and South Carolina, you don't even need a permit to own one.

South Carolina, here I come!

19 Smoking (50 States)

Smoking shouldn't be legal anyway. Do most people even realise what the result can be? It can cause lung cancer and it's very unhealthy. Sorry if I offended smokers, but it's true.

Peyote needs to be Legalized next. And Prostitution. Its No Big Deal.

Smoking is unhealthy

20 Hate Speech

There's a difference between free speech and radicalism. And all too many people cross the line.

You gotta be joking. Grow a skin. Free speech BOI.

21 Getting an Abortion (All States)

Warning: If you can't handle an opinion, don't read.

I do NOT think abortion should be legal, it is awful and the way they do it is disgusting... by US LAW the taking of a heartbeat is murder, why should it matter if they are a fetus or a baby?

I was devastated when I learned what abortion was. I'm sure I'm not the only one who was to restrict it to life-or-death situations.

22 Dissing White Males

I believe this is good

That sounds racist.

23 Being a Member of the American Nazi Party (All States)

But racist acts are illegal.

24 Racial Slurs

as much as I hate slurs... freedom of speech, I'm sorry, but if burning the US Flag is legal because it is "A symbolic form of speak" So should slurs... not saying I agree with it though

25 Having a Firearm

Yeah, this is partly why US is a hellhole right now. You just go to a corner store and buy one, no questions asked. Then thousands of people promptly kill others. Such a dumb law

This is why shootings happen.

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