In most countries, cheating will probably only get you in trouble with your significant other — not the law. But in South Korea, adultery was a criminal offense.
That is, until now. On Thursday, South Korea's Constitutional Court lifted a 60-year ban on adultery.
The law was adopted back in 1953, to protect women from philandering husbands. Since then, it has been challenged four times before the court — but each time the court said the law was constitutional.
Back in 2008, though, the law came pretty close to being struck down. That year, a famous Korean actress challenged the law after her husband charged her with adultery.
This time around, a majority of the justices voted against the law, saying " "
With the ban lifted, Koreans can now legally cheat on their spouses. And now people who have been charged with adultery — like that actress — can seek a retrial.