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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 4 years ago

Do you think adultery laws are still constitutional?

From wiki : " Massachusetts, Idaho, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Wisconsin consider adultery a felony, while in the other states it is a misdemeanor. It is a Class B misdemeanor in New York and Utah, and a Class I felony in Wisconsin.[147] Penalties vary from a $10 fine (Maryland)[148] to four years in prison (Michigan)"

In Lawrence v Texas, Kennedy wrote: "The petitioners [Lawrence and Garner] are entitled to respect for their private lives. The State cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime."

Does Lawrence v Texas apply to adulterers?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago
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    No

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  • WRG
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    4 years ago

    No and neither does the US Supreme Court. And none of those states have enforced such laws since they were struck down by the SCOTUS. The only reason they are still on the books is that state legislators would have to vote to remove them and nobody wants to vote FOR adultery.

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  • 4 years ago

    Yes, of course.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Yes, but these brain dead liberal idiots will never enforce that law.

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