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Mexico’s Senate has abolished a law that made cheating on a spouse an offense punishable by up to two years in prison and suspension of their civil rights for up to six years.
Late Thursday, in a unanimous vote, the senators voted to “abolish and depenalize adultery” in the penal code. The vote was “a way to condemn a crime historically construed to allow men to hold women as property,” said leftist senator Pablo Gomez during the debate. The bill now awaits President Felipe Calderon’s signature.
The law required that the he adultery to be committed in the marital home and for the adulterer to be caught in the act.