It is now illegal for married men to lie about marital status to snare new lovers in Italy

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Men who are married but in order to snare a new lover lied about their marital status in Italy will fall foul of the law, following a judgement by the country’s Supreme Court.

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The Supreme Court of Italy put an end to Lotharios after it ruled against a married man, who claimed to be a divorcee to an unsuspecting woman in order to have a sexual affair with her.

The man was found to have been taking a false identity after claiming to be legally single, and was planning to marry his second lover, even setting a wedding date in 2010.

But she later found him out, having discovered that he was not divorced, and that his wife was expecting a baby

The unnamed man’s lawyers had argued that this was not recognised in law.

Presently in Italy, marriage is hotly discussed with a bill put forward to Italy’s Civil Code proposing to stop making couples pledging fidelity during civil ceremonies.

Senators who have supported the bill are of the view that married people not cheating on their wives and husbands is a ‘cultural legacy from an outdated and obsolete vision of marriage, family, and the rights and duties of spouses’.

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