Originally posted by divegeester
Why shouldn't adultery be against the law?
When two people get married they enter into a contract. Frequently this contract involves a commitment to sexual fidelity. Breaking of a contract is challenged in court under contract law.
There is a difference between a crime and a violation of contract. One is prosecuted by the state on its behalf, the other is prosecuted by the plaintiff, a private party, on its behalf.
The French law reads "Married partners owe each other the duty of respect, fidelity, help and assistance."
I believe this creates at most, a contractual obligation between husband and wife, but the plaintiff, who would in this case be the husband, is free to decide whether to bring suit. However, right now the lawsuit is between two other parties. I am wondering what harm has been done by the website owners to the plaintiff.