View Poll Results: Can a man be criminally/legally charged with raping his wife?

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Thread: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by loader View Post
    Woman may be afraid to resist. Such cases of rape without causing physical injury, a lot.
    Another brand of stupidity is thinking that only spouses are afraid to resist a rape
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Spousal rape, one of the many delightful traditions of marriage that should never change.
    When sex is part of legal marital duty that means to get to spousal rape at least one of the spouses has already violated the contract, yes? Want to have sex only when YOU want to, don't get married.

    That said, if force is applied, again there are other charges available without the need for the whole rape question.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Yahoo!



    So there it is.

    Man and woman are married.

    Can a man rape his wife? Can he be charged with the crime of rape? Sentenced and sent to jail?
    That kind of rape.

    Is there such a thing as spousal rape?

    Does no mean no in a marriage?

    Or is DICK Black's view reasonable and valid?
    I voted "yes" but I don't think rape should be the charge. I think it's closer to a serious assault charge.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I voted "yes" but I don't think rape should be the charge. I think it's closer to a serious assault charge.
    There we go, we can avoid the gordian knot that is the spousal rape question altogether.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    When sex is part of legal marital duty that means to get to spousal rape at least one of the spouses has already violated the contract, yes? Want to have sex only when YOU want to, don't get married.

    That said, if force is applied, again there are other charges available without the need for the whole rape question.
    There is absolutely no law in this country that obligates one spouse to have sex with the other. Lack of sex is grounds for divorce, but that creates no obligation whatsoever. What century do you live in?
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Lack of sex is grounds for divorce, but that creates no obligation whatsoever.
    If it's grounds for divorce, then there's an obligation, regardless of what it is. Adultery is grounds for divorce, therefore there's an obligation to be monogamous.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    There is absolutely no law in this country that obligates one spouse to have sex with the other. Lack of sex is grounds for divorce, but that creates no obligation whatsoever. What century do you live in?
    I didn't say there was, I said there was a legal obligation in the marriage contract. What century do YOU live in where you cannot understand the difference between civil and criminal law.

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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    I am trying to play devils advocate and find an instance where it would not be rape... but I can't.
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    So there it is.

    Man and woman are married.

    Can a man rape his wife? Can he be charged with the crime of rape? Sentenced and sent to jail?
    That kind of rape.

    Is there such a thing as spousal rape?

    Does no mean no in a marriage?

    Or is DICK Black's view reasonable and valid?
    What's with this:
    Marital rape has been illegal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia since 1993.
    - Are you kidding me? Only since 1993?

    The crime remains a serious issue (a third of all domestic violence cases involve spousal rape), but often goes unpunished because, like all rape cases, it can be difficult to prove. “When there’s not a third party witness or no external reference it becomes his word against hers,” said RAINN president and founder Scott Berkowitz. “So it’s sometimes very challenging for prosecutors to win a conviction.”
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    Re: Spousal Rape - Crime of Rape, or Not ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    When sex is part of legal marital duty that means to get to spousal rape at least one of the spouses has already violated the contract, yes? Want to have sex only when YOU want to, don't get married.

    That said, if force is applied, again there are other charges available without the need for the whole rape question.
    What marraige contract did you sign because mine says nothing about having sex... period. Care to provide a link?
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