Colorado Adultery Law Repeal Bill Signed by Governor

Image: Colorado Adultery Law Repeal Bill Signed by Governor Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Monday, 25 Mar 2013 09:32 AM

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A proposal to repeal the crime of adultery in Colorado was signed into law on Friday.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the legislation, removing from the books what Democratic bill sponsors say is an outdated 19-century statute.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.

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

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

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

The bill becomes law 90 days after the Colorado Legislature adjourns in May.

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