State Adultery Laws Repealed

  1. In 1981 Congress repealed the statutory subsection that provided that adultery disqualified an applicant from being found to possess good moral character. Pub.L. 97-116, 2(c), Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1611, repealing 8 U.S.C. 1101(f)(2). We recognize that a brief reference in the 1981 House Report to the repeal of the adultery provision indicated that adultery could still be taken into account in finding a lack of "good moral character".
  2. (Adultery law repealed in Pennsylvania)  Pennsylvania repealed its law prohibiting adultery and fornication in 1972. 1972 Pa.Laws, Act No. 334, 5.