A 200-year-old law criminalizing marital infidelity could be repealed this year if a measure moving through the New Hampshire legislature passes the Senate in coming days, according to The Washington Post.
The law, on the books since the early 19th Century, makes adultery a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,200. But the state House last week moved to repeal the law in an overwhelming, bipartisan vote.
The state Senate will take up the bill on Thursday, where it is expected to pass. A spokesman for Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) told the Associated Press she would likely sign the repeal if it gets approval from the legislature.
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