New York Consolidated Laws, Penal Law - PEN § 255.20 Unlawfully procuring a marriage license, bigamy, adultery:  defense

In any prosecution for unlawfully procuring a marriage license, bigamy, or adultery, it is an affirmative defense that the defendant acted under a reasonable belief that both he and the other person to the marriage or prospective marriage or to the sexual intercourse, as the case may be, were unmarried.

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