Another in our series of posts highlighting the laws of the land in our 50 states (and one district!) in regards to Surrogacy:

In Mr. Obama’s adapted hometown, it’s the law:

Begging is a form of free speech protected by the Constitution. (That means by extension then, mugging is also free speech, only a bit more persuasive.

It is illegal to post a notice in public which calls another person a “coward” for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.

It is unlawful for small boys to throw stones, at any time, at any place inside the District.

It is a crime to give false weather reports.

It is illegal to engage in a fist fight with a bull.

Elsewhere in the city of Taxation Without Representation, the local authorities do not take kindly to Surrogacy arrangements of any kind. All surrogacy agreements, regardless of the sexual orientation of the individuals involved, are prohibited by law in the District of Columbia.

Under D.C. law, both traditional (in which the surrogate mother is the biological contributor of the egg) and gestational (in which the surrogate mother is not the biological contributor of the egg) surrogacy agreements are prohibited and unenforceable.

Violation of the statute is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000.00, or jail time of as much as one year, or both.

I wonder what kind of time I’d pull for going bare knuckles against a bull?