The Utah Legislature is considering whether adultery and sodomy among consenting adults should remain criminal offenses.
The Legislature’s Criminal Code Task Force unanimously advanced a bill Monday that would make small changes to state law, which included repealing the criminal offenses of adultery and sodomy, according to FOX 13.
“Those have been found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court,” said Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield.
In Utah State Code, adultery is a class B misdemeanor and can result in up to six months in jail. FOX 13 found arrests for it as recently as last year.
The LGBTQ rights group Equality Utah praised the decision, saying, "It’s long past time that Utah code reflected the legal precedent established 15 years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Laura Bunker of the social conservative group United Families International said the group was not taking a position on the bill.
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