Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Watch out, adulterers!

There is actually a bill in the Texas legislature this session that would criminalize adultery. You have to read the bill carefully, because it never uses the word adultery. Instead, it just keeps referring back to the bigamy statute. But basically, it adds a section to the "prohibited sexual conduct" statute. In case you're not familiar, the "prohibited sexual conduct" statute lists people you can't have sex with--your mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, etc. But, Rep. Hilderbran's bill would add to that list anyone who you would be prohibited from marrying under the bigamy laws. In other words, if you can't legally marry Bob because either you're already married or he is, you can't have sex with him. Sorry, Bob.