Massachusetts Govt may ban mid-divorce sex

Last Updated: Tue, May 17, 2011 11:20 hrs

Couples seeking divorce in Massachusetts may have to abstain from indulging in sexual activity with each other, according to a proposed law.

The state government might implement the law banning parents who are splitting up from engaging in sexual intimacy within their home until their divorce is complete, reports News.com.au.

Supporters say that the bill is meant to prevent domestic violence and shield children while divorces are underway. However, non-supporters are of the view that it is a backward curtailment of individual rights.

In addition to the divorce bill, local lawmakers will also consider a bill to reform the state's alimony laws.

If passed, the bill would end lifetime alimony payments in most cases and cap how much one spouse is ordered to pay to the other. (ANI)