Cheating is subjective, laws would probably restrict things that they shouldn't. Even if they didn't there's really no reason to get the law involved for some sort of prison sentence.
Haha, not at all. I haven't gone on this site in a year, and I logged into my old account and posted something that I was just wondering like "what if"... This is just for conversational purposes only. But I AM in a long distance relationship, and cheating is something that pops up into my head a bit too often. Cheating as in like, being cheated on. But anyways, yeah. What?
Cheating is a terrible thing to do but the only thing that it causes is emotional trauma. Where's the line drawn? Breaking up causes emotional trauma, fighting, name calling, having a 'bad day'. It's far too subjective to be made into a law.
it infringes on the rights of the spouse
It doesn't. You have no positive rights to a happy marriage. Nobody owes you a happy marriage.
That being said, adultery can be used as a grounds for separation, but nothing more.
yeah it is
it's in the marriage contract that you won't cheat
when you do
you infringe on the other spouse's right to fidelity
this isn't about a happy marriage
this is about breaking the contract
if you can't keep faithful
don't sign the contract
there are legal consequences for breaking legal contracts
Let me put this in context of the post.
You're saying that it's already illegal to cheat on your spouse.
Okay so why is nobody punished for it? You won't find any police officers who will arrest someone for breaking the sanctity of marriage. You won't find a judge who will charge someone for cheating.
Therefore my only conclusion is that a marriage contract must be a moral/social contract and not a legal one.
Either the post is agreeing with something that already happens or the poster is talking about making cheating a legal wrongdoing and not a moral one.
Contracts do not equal rights by the way.
in some places
the consequence of adultery is death
it's a consequence by law
Okay, but we aren't discussing those places so they aren't exactly relevant.
which places are we discussing then?
there are legal actions for breaking contracts
so it can easily be made that cheating means you pay up
you break a contract with a company
you pay up
Obviously we're talking about somewhere where cheating isn't illegal because that's the frame of reference that the poster laid out.
Contracts don't give people rights and contracts don't make things illegal. Don't get me wrong, if you want to lay out a prenup you can put almost anything on there, adultery included, but that doesn't make it illegal. Illegal would be if the government put in place laws that made it illegal.
I confused this post with another one
It talked about how adulterers should have to pay money for cheating
like a fine
that's why I was saying stuff like "pay up"
I think it should be illegal
I think it's a right that should be given to spouses
it's good protection
laws are in place to protect
there should be laws to deter such action
domestic violence was illegal
but many police officers used to look the other way
or just tell the abuser not to do it again
that doesn't mean there wasn't a legal consequence written in
that's in response to: "Okay so why is nobody punished for it? You won't find any police officers who will arrest someone for breaking the sanctity of marriage. You won't find a judge who will charge someone for cheating."
same thing with sexual harassment in the workplace
some employers told a lady back in the day that they'd rape her and they grabbed her crotch
it was seen has horseplay and there was no legal consequence for those abusers
just because the law was lenient about it at one point
doesn't mean it shouldn't become stricter
In marriage, I think it should count for something involving a divorce. Other than that, no. There shouldn't be criminal charges or jail time for adultery.
marriage is personal/private period
yet that's still tied to the government
there's a legal move with divorce too
so if marriage and divorce have legality attached
why doesn't cheating?
it's all pretty up close and personal