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legislate against (something)

To ban, prohibit, or forbid something through legislation. As it stands, over 20 states still legislate against recreational marijuana, despite the federal government lifting its own ban earlier this year. I just don't think the government should legislate against things like cheap junk food.
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legislate against something

to prohibit something; to pass a law against something. You can't just legislate against something. You have to explain to people why they shouldn't do it. The Congress has just legislated against insolvent banks.
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The First Minister's spokesman Peter MacMahon said the Executive is still considering the options for legislating against sectarianism.
The common good is "public yet limited." Finnis notes explicitly that Aquinas is not a "law and order" person: "Aquinas teaches the unwisdom of legislating against every act of vice..." (222).
IN THESE enlightened times when everything possible is done to protect all forms of wildlife and their habitats backed up by legislation in most cases, is it now time to protect human beings by legislating against building houses on known flood plains?
They did not fight for a Britain whose Parliament would betray their trust by legislating against the wishes of the country, where children could be snatched from their parents on nothing more than the Gestapo principle of secret information or where churches and schools could be undermined by fashionable reformers.
Spain"s socialist government is opposed to legislating against the burqa.
For 13 long years, this Government has refused to "do God" and have passed countless laws to effectively de-Christianise this country by legislating against Christian morality at almost every opportunity.
Legislating against discrimination; an international survey of anti-discrimination norms.
Now we have reached a significant turning point because the Government is considering legislating against domestic violence.'
Spain's socialist government is opposed to legislating against the burqa.
The trial of BNP leader Nick Griffin has brought the debate about legislating against incitement of racial and religious hatred into sharp focus.
Simon is not keen on hunting, but is even less keen on legislating against it.