UPDATED: Crime of adultery may be repealed in Colorado

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers have taken a step toward repealing laws that make adultery illegal.

A bill approved by a Senate Committee Tuesday would repeal all crimes for which marital status is an element. That would include adultery. The bill also repeals the crime of "promoting sexual
immorality."

Colorado is one of a handful of states that still make adultery illegal, though it doesn't carry a criminal penalty. The immorality crime is a class 2 misdemeanor. An analysis prepared for legislators says immorality charges have been filed fewer than 20 times over the past three years.

The repeal passed 6-1. The only vote against the idea was Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg, who said he wasn't sure whether the immorality change could affect a more-serious pandering law.
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DENVER (AP) - Should adultery laws come off the books in Colorado?

A bill up for consideration in a Senate Committee Tuesday would repeal all crimes for which marital status is an element. That would include adultery. The bill also repeals the crime of
"promoting sexual immorality."

Colorado is one of a handful of states that still makes adultery illegal, though adultery doesn't carry a criminal penalty. The immorality crime is a class 2 misdemeanor. An analysis prepared for legislators say adultery and immorality charges have been filed fewer than 20 times over the past three years.
(COPYRIGHT 2011 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)


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