Skip to comments.New Hampshire moves to scrap adultery law
Posted on 04/19/2014 11:30:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A 200-year-old law criminalizing marital infidelity could be repealed this year if a measure moving through the New Hampshire legislature passes the Senate in coming days.
The law, on the books since the early 19th Century, makes adultery a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,200. But the state House last week moved to repeal the law in an overwhelming, bipartisan vote.
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Recently went through divorce over infidelity. I gave her five chances, spent tens of thousands on psychiatrists and counselors, etc. I did this mostly for our two children, but all for naught.
Under Pennsylvania law, as long as she is no cohabitating with another man, her infidelity has no bearing on the amount of alimony she gets.
Of course not ... it's just an endorsement of the idea that there should be no consequences for adultery.
Do you think there should criminal penalties for adultery?
The state has no business in marriage.
I would have to do some research to see what I think about criminal prosecution, and I don’t have time for that.
Difficult question. One of the biggest reason for the collapse of american society was the advent of no-fault divorce. If there is no consequence for one’s actions why not do exactly what one pleases? If my wife beds down with another man she deserves nothing but money to care for the children provided she got custody.
Oh I never said there were no consequences. Infections, pregnancy, marital disruption, potential divorce even good old fashioned embarrassment. But I really think criminal penalties are a tad too much.
Adultery is, and will remain, a crime in the military. One of the reasons it is a crime is to protect a junior military member from a predatory senior.
Tell it to Patton.
States are legalizing marijuana to get more taxes and New Hampshire wants to throw away a real money maker.
I’m not sure I understand you comment. I was posting that there is an Article under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) that makes adultery a punishable offense.