Of course, only one of them may need a good defense lawyer:
Turns out [right-wing Republican State Senator Amy] Koch could be in more trouble than just losing her job. Did you know the act of adultery is still a crime in Minnesota? Statute 609.36 reads:
Subdivision 1. Acts constituting. When a married woman has sexual intercourse with a man other than her husband, whether married or not, both are guilty of adultery and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both.
Democratic Senator Ellen Anderson thought policing the private sex lives of citizens was perhaps not in the state’s best interest and made an effort to repeal the law in 2010.
But the usual staunch defenders of marriage objected. Tom Pritchard and his organization, the Minnesota Family Council (MFC), have long been out front and center trying to protect marriage from the gays. (Pritchard also famously suggested that kids bullied to death were asking for it.)
In 2010 USA Today reported Pritchard as not only opposing repeal of the adultery law but calling for it to be strengthened: “Tom Prichard, MFC’s president, said these laws are essential because ‘they send a message. … When you are dealing with a marriage, it’s not just a private activity or a private institution. It’s a very public institution. It has enormous consequences for the rest of society.'”
I have full confidence we can now expect Tom Pritchard to call upon the state to conduct a thorough investigation if the law of Minnesota has been violated. Enforcing the adultery statute vigorously will send an important message, after all. The “consequences” of letting scofflaws go unpunished are “enormous” to “the rest of society,” I am told. The fate of marriage and society hangs in the balance.
I’m sure Pritchard the well-professed heterosexual…
…and ever-so-masculine example of manhood (the beard isn’t really fooling anyone; maybe you should borrow Joseph Farah’s mustache, Tom)…
…will be the using every tax-free resource at his disposal to attempt to influence Minnesota’s prosecutorial authorities into sparing no taxpayer-funded expense in bringing Koch to justice for commiting an ever-so-substantive crime against ‘the family’ (or, at the very least, the same amount of money that is used to prosecute prostitution on any given weekend in the Twin Cities.)