Friday, February 22, 2013

Colorado Legislators Considering Repeal of Adultery Laws

From February 22, 2013 Fox News:
The crime of adultery is still in Colorado's law books, but some Democratic lawmakers say it's an outdated 19th-century holdover that no longer has a purpose.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/22/repeal-colorado-adultery-law-passes-first-vote/#ixzz2LeAXmy2k
The article goes on to say that about half the states still have laws criminalizing adultery.  I suppose in a society where every form of sexual behavior is not only legal, but actually held up as a fine and wonderful model for kids, why not?  And for most legislators, I'm sure, it sure makes them feel better about what they are doing behind closed doors.

2 comments:

Rob K said...

Gay marriage won't destroy the institution of marriage. That was already done with no-fault divorce and the (de facto) decriminalization of adultery and fornication, which effectively made state sanctioned marriage a purely financial matter.

Clayton said...

I agree with you that gay marriage doesn't destroy the institution of marriage. (It destroys the institution of federalism and popular sovereignty instead.) The real problem is no-fault divorce and widespread moral decline.