The head of the United Nations expert body charged with identifying ways to eliminate laws that discriminate against women or are discriminatory to them in terms of implementation or impact, Kamala Chandrakirana, has stated that: "Adultery must not be classified as a criminal offence at all". In some jurisdictions, having sexual relations with the king's wife or the wife of his eldest son constitutes treason.
Most countries that criminalize adultery are those where the dominant religion is Islam, and several Sub-Saharan African Christian-majority countries, but there are some notable exceptions to this rule, namely Philippines, Taiwan, and several U. By analogy, in cultures which value and normally practice exclusive interpersonal relationships, sexual relations with a person outside the relationship may also be described as infidelity or cheating, and is subject to sanction.
Adultery (anglicised from Latin adulterium) is extramarital sex that is considered objectionable on social, religious, moral, or legal grounds.Though what sexual activities constitute adultery varies, as well as the social, religious, and legal consequences, the concept exists in many cultures and is similar in Islam, Christianity and Judaism.It is a non-cognizable, non-bailable criminal offence.A police officer cannot arrest a person without a warrant in a case of adultery as adultery is a non-cognizable offence.tended to adulterate the issue [children] of an innocent husband ...
and to expose him to support and provide for another man's [children]".Thus, the "purity" of the children of a marriage is corrupted, and the inheritance is altered.Some adultery laws differentiate based on the sex of the participants, and as a result such laws are often seen as discriminatory, and in some jurisdictions they have been struck down by courts, usually on the basis that they discriminated against women.Historically, paternity of children born out of adultery has been seen as a major issue.Modern advances such as reliable contraception and paternity testing have changed the situation (in Western countries).Another tort, alienation of affection, arises when one spouse deserts the other for a third person.