Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for a divorcing spouse to have sex with someone else in his or her marital home.
Senate Bill 787 was filed by State Sen. Richard Ross, R-Wrentham. He also serves as minority whip. Ross said he filed the bill on behalf of a constituent.
The bill reads:
"In divorce, separation, or 209A proceedings involving children and a marital home, the party remaining in the home shall not conduct a dating or sexual relationship within the home until a divorce is final and all financial and custody issues are resolved, unless the express permission is granted by the courts."
Ross said he does not support the bill.
"When a constituent requested that I file a free petition on his behalf, I did so," Ross said in a statement on his Facebook page. "While the proposal is not one that I support, I do support his right to participate in state government."