MA lawmakers are considering legislation to make it illegal for a divorcing parent to have sex inside the family home.
Huh? Take two: in Massachusetts, it would be a crime for a divorcing spouse to engage in sex inside the dwelling where the children live. Senate bill 851, here it is:
Section 31 of chapter 208 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
In divorce, separation, or 209A proceedings involving children and a marital home, the party remaining in the home shall not conduct a dating or sexual relationship within the home until a divorce is final and all financial and custody issues are resolved, unless the express permission is granted by the courts.
Oops, I shortchanged the legislation slightly. You also MAY NOT DATE inside the family home while divorce proceedings are underway. Whew, that’s better.
WHAT? Jonathan Turley:
[Robert] Leclair and other supporters in the town of Wrentham insist that the ban could cut down on domestic abuse. Of course, it also denies consenting adults of the choice over their intimate relations. It is clearly unconstitutional and a denial of privacy rights.
Leclair hardly improved things when he was quoted as saying “It’s not intended to abridge the rights of anybody. If they want to have an extra-marital affair, just get away from the home.”
What percentage of dating is talking on the phone? 5 percent? You can forget about using landlines, that’s jail time.
And I don’t imagine an aggrieved spouse would ever punish their ex by refusing to grant a divorce. Naw.