DENVER (AP) — A proposal to repeal the crime of adultery from Colorado’s books has been signed into law.
The legislation that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Friday removes what Democratic bill sponsors say is an outdated 19-century statute. The bill also would repeal the rarely-used law of contributing to “sexual immorality” by providing a place, such as a hotel room, for unmarried people to have sex.READ MORE: Check Out The Winning Entries In The Iconic Colorado Driver's License Contest
Bill sponsors say the bill is about keeping government out of people’s bedrooms.
But Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg, who opposed the bill, argues the law is not archaic and moral standards continue to be important.READ MORE: 'We Heard Bam! Bam! Bam!': 11-Year-Old Boy Shot In Aurora Sunday Night
Adultery has been illegal in Colorado, but no criminal penalty is specified.
The bill becomes law 90 days after the Colorado Legislature adjourns in May.MORE NEWS: Without Active Spring Snow, State's Snowpack On Track To Be Below Average
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