Adultery: Should Cheaters Go To Jail?

Let’s talk tea: did you know that adultery is still a crime in the state of New York? That’s right! Technically the legislature left cheating as a crime on the books here in the Big Apple.

Section 255.17 of the New York State penal law states, “A person is guilty of adultery when he engages in sexual intercourse with another person at a time he has a living spouse, or the other person has a living spouse.” According to the law, an adultery conviction is punishable by up to 90 days in jail, or a $500 fine.

Assemblymember Dan Quart of Manhattan is putting forward a bill that would change that and make the crime of adultery a thing of the past (well, except that it will still be grounds for a divorce). So what do you think? Should it be legalized?

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