Bill to repeal Colo. adultery law passes Senate

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- The crime of adultery could soon be struck from Colorado's law books after the state Senate approved the bill and sent it to the governor.

The Democratic-controlled Senate gave final approval to the bill Wednesday to removing what supporters say is an outdated 19-century statute. The bill also would repeal the rarely-used law of contributing to "sexual immorality" by providing a place, such as a hotel room, for unmarried people to have sex.

Bill sponsors say the bill is about keeping government out of people's bedrooms.

Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg opposed the bill, saying the law is not archaic and moral standards continue to be important.

Adultery is illegal in Colorado, but no criminal penalty is specified.


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