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Adultery On Way Out As Crime In Mexico


03/24/11 08:37 PM ET   AP

MEXICO CITY -- Adultery may be a sin, but it soon won't be a crime anymore in Mexico.

The Mexican Senate has repealed part of the Federal Criminal Code that made cheating on a spouse an offense punishable by two years in prison.

Senators voted Friday with 69 in favor and one abstention to get rid of a law they said was never enforced but remained on the books.

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 and now goes to President Felipe Calderon for his signature.


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