CONNECTICUT No Crime For Love

CONNECTICUT No Crime For Love

Adultery may still be a sin in Connecticut, but it's no longer a crime. Last week Governor Lowell Weicker signed legislation repealing the state's 18th century law that made it a crime for a married man or woman to have sexual intercourse outside of marriage.

Like the antiadultery laws still on the books in about half the states, Connecticut's statute was rarely enforced. But last summer four people were arrested in separate incidents on the basis of complaints by their angry spouses. Though none of them were prosecuted, lawmakers feared that the legal ban might be invoked more often as a...

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