A great double-standard from Napoleon's civil code
- The husband may demand a divorce on the ground of his wife's adultery.
- The wife may demand divorce on the ground of adultery in her husband, when he shall have brought his concubine into their common residence.
(source: French Civil Code, Book I. Title VI. Chapter I. "Of the Causes of Divorce". http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/government/code/book1/c_title06.html)
Written on August 28, 2014