Historically, marital infidelity has been considered to be a serious offense by many cultures. In some countries, it is a crime.
According to a recent USA Today article, about two dozen states still have criminal adultery provisions in their state laws. The article goes on to say… “While prosecutions remain rare, they do occur. And beyond the criminal realm, these provisions can be cited in divorce proceedings, custody disputes, employment cases and even to bar people from serving on juries.”
Though most individuals might not be prosecuted, these laws could be cited in any divorce proceedings to show not just infidelity but also possible criminality in the cheater’s lifestyle.
I’m sure that this is one of those issues that could be debated indefinitely based on various religious, moral, legal and political view points.
So what do you think?
Should infidelity be considered a crime? Why or why not?
Please respond to each other in the comments.
Linda & Doug