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Texas among last states to enforce ban on Sunday liquor sales

In case you haven’t heard, the state of Connecticut has jumped on the bandwagon and passed a law allowing alcohol sales on Sunday. Good news for those in the “land of steady habits” who had previously been driving to Rhode Island and New York to load-up on Sundays.

The new law makes Connecticut the 49th state to allow alcohol sales on Sunday, leaving Indiana as the lone holdout in a sea of Sabbath-day-sinners. And while Texas allows the sale of beer and wine from grocery and convenience stores on Sundays, liquor stores remain locked up tighter than Uncle Scrooge’s penny purse.

The law in Texas is one of the last hold-outs of America’s old blue laws, designed to enforce religious standards on days of worship. And while it may seem silly that it’s still enforced in this modern age, you might be surprised to know who’s really behind the status quo.

No, it’s not those with religious persuasion in the state house, but in fact many of the liquor stores and liquor-store-owners themselves.

That’s right.


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