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A few states still prohibit fornication, or sexual relations between an unmarried man and woman, but such laws are no longer enforced. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of these sodomy statutes as applied to same-sex couples in Bowers v. When cohabiting couples separate, division of assets often becomes a contentious issue. 815, 557 P.2d 106, holding that agreements between cohabiting couples to share income received during the time they live together can be legally binding and enforceable. A signed and videotaped 1986 cohabitation agreement supported Nelson's claim, and Navratilova settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. living together in the same residence, generally either as husband and wife or for an extended period of time as if the parties were married.