Adultery is no longer a crime in Mexico? In Mexico's Senate has abolished a law that made cheating on a spouse an offense punishable by up to 2-years in prison.

They have a 69 senators voted almost unanimously late Thursday to "abolish and depenalize adultery" in the penal code, with one abstention, according to a Senate document.

Under the Mexican law, a convicted adulterer could face up to 2-years in jail and the suspension of their civil rights for up to 6 years.

According to senator Pablo Gomez during the debate, The vote was "a way to condemn a crime historically construed to allow men to hold women as property."

The abolished law required the adultery to be committed in the marital home and for the adulterer to be caught in the act.

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