South Korean condom stock surges after court says adultery not a crime

February 26, 2015 7:04 AM

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's highest court struck down a decades-old law banning adultery, a statute that critics said is anachronistic and infringes on personal freedom, sending shares in the country's biggest condom maker surging.

The law had been enacted in 1953 to protect women in a male-dominated society where divorce was rare and had made marital infidelity punishable by jail.

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