Dumb New Mexico Laws: Is Santa Claus Banned in Albuquerque?

Petr Novák

A city ordinance in the state of New Mexico prohibits women from appearing unshaven in public. Additionally, lawmakers once compiled a list of 400 sexually explicit words to be removed from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Dumb New Mexico Laws: Is Santa Claus Banned in Albuquerque?

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  1. 6 Weird Laws of New Mexico

6 Weird Laws of New Mexico

  • Albuquerque: A city council member once proposed a law intending to prohibit Santa Claus from entering the city. The law was not enacted.
  • Albuquerque: Local taxi drivers are forbidden from soliciting customers for their services.
  • Carrizozo: Women are not permitted to appear unshaven in public.
  • Carlsbad: Local couples are banned from engaging in sexual activities in a car during their lunch break. The only exception to this law is if the blinds or curtains are drawn.
  • Las Cruces: Carrying a lunchbox while walking down Main Street is unlawful.
  • State officials created a list of four “sexually explicit” words to be excised from Romeo and Juliet.

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