March 30, 2011 ( – The Mexican Senate last week abolished all criminal penalties for adultery in a 69-0 vote.

According to the Mexican government’s news service NOTIMEX, the rationale given was that “adultery, as the law defines it, is very difficult to prove because it is necessary to authenticate it in process and with scandal, or in the conjugal home, which makes it almost impossible.”

The previous law imposed two years of prison and up to six years of deprivation of civil rights if the adulterous couple were caught in the act.


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