States where Adultery is "Illegal"

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    Adultery is illegal in the following states:

    North Carolina

    Rhode Island

    Kansas

    Massachusetts

    Colorado

    Florida

    South Carolina

    Tennessee

    Virginia

    Utah

    Missouri

    Mississippi

    Georgia

    Indiana

    Maryland

    Arizona

    Michigan

    Illinois

    Why aren't politicians charged with a crime if adultery is illegal?

    But since 1980, the two groups have taken diverging paths. Women without undergraduate degrees have remained at about the same rate, their risk of divorce or separation within the first 10 years of marriage hovering at around 35 percent. But for college graduates, the divorce rate in the first 10 years of marriage has plummeted to just over 16 percent of those married between 1990 and 1994 from 27 percent of those married between 1975 and 1979.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/19/health/19divo.html
     
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    California on there? Is it??? No????

    Whew!
     
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    lol...that was the same thing i looked at...:lol:
     
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    Beats me why people aren't arrested for committing adultery. Another odd thing... It's against the law to commit suicide but you don't see many people getting arrested for doing it. Why is that????
     
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    I'll worry about this shit when those states actually enforce said law.
     
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    Because they are put in mental hospitals.
     
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    It was ilegal in oregon until 1970, but the last prosecution was in 1912. We were all honest people in the interim. Really!
     
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    I'll bet you are an embalmer in real life.
     
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    Rut ro....
     
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    What a disjointed, unreadable mishmash of two totally unrelated subjects. You've outdone yourself this time.
     
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    They do. What rdean, Queen of Illiteracy, forgets to mention is that it's not illegal under the criminal code in those states. It's a CIVIL court matter, meaning that it's enforced by giving your spouse virtually everything you own if and when the adultery is proven in a divorce case.
     
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    Because it is one of those stupid laws that no one enforces.
    \Not to mention that any attempt to enforce it would result in a Constitutional challenge.
     
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    This is an incorrect statement of the law. At least as it regards Virginia. In Virginia, adultery is a class 5 FELONY as is conspiring to have your spouse commit adultery.
     
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    This was enforced within the last 5 or so years here. However, it was a bizarre set of facts involving a local public official and a pissed off wife. The Commonwealth's attorney at first refused to enforce the law, then after pressure was applied, ended up enforcing it.

    Before then it had been a while.

    I think there was a New York "sex on a public picnic table" case in New York recently where it was enforced. Somebody remember that?
     
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    Conspiring to have your spouse commit adultery? What the hell is that?
     
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    Inviting your spouse to have a 3-some?
     
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    Well, you could take it a number of ways. One hypothetical is that you wish to get rid of your spouse on favorable terms. So, you contract for a detective to follow her and get evidence. You also conspire with a fellow to hit on her and seduce her. The detective get evidence of the adultery and you don't pay support. Neat package, huh.

    Or, swinging would fit into that. You make plans for your and your spouse to meet Mr. X and his wife at Motel 6 for the purposes of having glorious 4 way sex. You have both been guilty of conspiring for purpose of having your spouse commit adultery. Maybe all four, who knows how it shakes out.
     
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    Yes, you arrange it with some guy or girl. The arranging part is conspiracy.
     
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    Setting up a threesome?!?! :lol:
     

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