Iune 22: He Kānāwai e Hoʻopau i ke Kānāwai no ka Launa Hewa

June 22, 1852: An Act to Abolish the Law of Illicit Cohabitation

This session law, enacted on June 22, 1852, repealed the law of illicit cohabitation. The original law was misunderstood and misapplied by the District Judges, and as a result, greatly oppressed the people.  Going forward,  any such offense would instead be punished as adultery.

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Iune 22: He Kānāwai e Hoʻopau ana i ka Hana Pōʻalima maluna o nā Wahine

June 22, 1852: A Law to End Konohiki Labor for Women

Prior to the session law enacted below, women who did not work were required to “return to the work of the Konohiki as in former times, to the work appropriate of women.” The session law below repealed this law, and prohibited women from being compelled to do Konohiki work.

Available in Session Laws, He Kumukanawai a me Na Kanawai, 1852.

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