Sex outside of marriage could soon be legal in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Did you know that fornication is a crime according to Utah law?

A law enacted in 1973 made fornication or sex between people not married to each other illegal in Utah. Fornication was classified as a class B misdemeanor.

The Utah State Legislature repealed the misdemeanor crime of fornication Wednesday. 

The House passed Senate Bill 43, Criminal Provisions Modifications, with a vote of 43 to 32. It passed in the Utah State Senate last month and will now go to Governor Gary Herbert for his signature or veto.

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