Adul­tery okay in Mex­ico

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

ADUL­TERY may be a sin, but it soon won’t be a crime any more in Mex­ico. The Mex­i­can Se­nate has re­pealed part of the Fed­eral Crim­i­nal Code that made cheat­ing on a spouse an of­fence pun­ish­able by two years in prison. Sen­a­tors voted yes­ter­day with 69 in favour and one ab­sten­tion to get rid of a law that was not en­forced. Pablo Gomez of the left­ist Demo­cratic Revo­lu­tion Party said the law was part of a legal con­struct that his­tor­i­cally al­lowed men to hold women as prop­erty. The change al­ready passed the lower House of Deputies.

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