DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Senate approved and sent to the House a measure repealing the unenforced crime of adultery.

The bill also repeals the related crime of contributing to “sexual immorality” by providing a place for unmarried people to have sex. That prohibition was aimed at Frontier-era flophouses.

Colorado is one of a handful of states that still have adultery crimes on the books, and there has been little debate about tossing the prohibition.

Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg of Berthoud argued unsuccessfully that the bill reduces the Ten Commandments to nine commandments and he told colleagues it’s not just about a bygone era.

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Comments (3)
  1. Jessica Rose says:

    Yet this state of Colorado wants to do away with adultery make it legal and yet these bigots did not want same Sex Civil Unions this makes no sense to me at all yes discriminate against same sex couples and go against the Ten Commndments found in my Holy Bible

  2. bruce says:

    MTILLOTSON, go back to 1950s Mississippi. Your god does not exist. God, strike me dead. Nope, still here. PROOF. Accept it. Stop trying to force your superstition upon others, in the USA, we have Freedom OF and FROM religion. Obviously you disagree with this. You must hate America? If you hate America so much, why don’t you just leave? Traitor.

  3. MTILLOTSON says:

    another state government that thinks THEY know BETTER than GOD!
    IF MORE STATES HAD AND ENFORCED THESE LAWS THERE WOULD BE FEWER ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN,LESS BROKEN MARRIAGES, MORE CHILDREN LEARNING THAT COMMITTMENT AND INTEGRITY ARE IMPORTANT, BUT UH TO HECK WITH IT THEY CAN JUST RAISE THE TAXES ON THE REST OF US TO TAKE CARE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS THEY ALLOW.

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