Adultery On Way Out As Crime In Mexico

03/25/2011 01:46 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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The Mexican Senate has repealed part of the Federal Criminal Code that made cheating on a spouse an offense punishable by two years in prison.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