Section 623 of The Pennsylvania Penal Code of 1939 (18 P.S. § 4623)
750.30 Adultery; punishment. Sec. 30. Punishment. Any person who shall commit adultery shall be guilty of a felony; and when the crime is committed between a married woman and a man who is unmarried, the man shall be guilty of adultery, and liable to the same punishment. History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931…
The “Rule of Thumb” originated in Rome, under the rule of Romulus, in approximately 753 BC. It dictated how large of a stick that a husband could use to beat his wife. Almost 1000 years later, women briefly had “rights” if their beatings were unjustified. However, those rights were short-lived, lasting only about 100 years….
61-8-3. Adultery and fornication; penalty. If any person commit adultery or fornication, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than twenty dollars.
However, if caught, the lovers are both fined only 10 dollars