Adultery still illegal in New Hampshire

Lawmakers are trying to repeal the ancient law against adultery in New Hampshire. Adulterers now would get a $1,200 fine, but some of the previous punishments show hold old it is: standing in the gallows or up to 39 lashes! Interestingly, people are comparing this to gay marriage and sodomy laws: trying to regulate consenting adults’ behavior in the bedroom.

They have tried to repeal this bill before, and have failed! Some conservatives feel repealing this law would weaken marriage. (Even though this law is very rarely enforced).

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