Taiwan’s highest court decriminalized adultery on Friday (29), considering that the law that criminalizes it violates constitutional protections of sexual autonomy and equality.
“The Penal Code should not punish actions that affect personal feelings,” said Hsu Tzong-li, president of the constitutional court, when announcing the decision. Adultery in Taiwan was penalized with up to a year in prison, but convicts usually paid a fine and avoided prison.
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