adultery


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adultery

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not the legal spouse. For good reasons, adultery has generally been condemned. It has ethical, theological and legal implications. In some cultures adultery still carries a death penalty.
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Adultery is defined by law as "voluntary sexual intercourse between a man and a woman who are not married to each other but one of whom is married to someone else".
Dumais, D-Montgomery, is making her second attempt in as many years to have adultery, a misdemeanor offense, repealed, calling the law "archaic" in committee hearings.
The plaintiff in this divorce case must respond to an interrogatory and a request for admission concerning misdemeanor acts of adultery despite invoking his right against self-incrimination.
Previously, the Lahore High Court had reinstated a section of the act to allow Christian men to divorce women for reasons other than adultery.
Adultery is no longer a crime, India's top court has ruled, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with prison time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women.
1 -- A five-judge Constitution Bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra on September 27 held that adultery is not a crime and struck down Section 497 of Indian Penal Code, a 150 year-old law.
For the moral police, this is more than adultery. If they stop, and if I am not a true friend, I can just shout for help.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sept 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court of India on Thursday while striking down the law on adultery - Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 497 - said that treating it as an offence would tantamount to punishing people who are unhappy in marital relationships.
New Delhi: Adultery cannot be considered a criminal offense, Indian Supreme Court said.
Jesus said to His disciples: "You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church - CC via Wikimedia Commons/Yasser Nazmi CAIRO -- 3 May 2018: The matter of divorces amongst the Coptic community in Egypt has been one of the most troubling issues in the church since 2008; the year in which Pope Shenouda lll of Alexandria proclaimed that divorce must be on the grounds of adultery. Eight important questions to understand the issue of divorce in the Coptic Church: Does Christianity allow for divorce?
LAHORE -- Punjab Commission on Status of Women Chairperson Fauzia Waqar on Thursday requested the Lahore High Court to uphold an earlier decision by the court of restoring section 7 of Christian Divorce Act 1869, which enabled Christian men to divorce their spouses without using the charge of adultery.