So there it is.Good news for Virginians living in the 13th district who think that husbands should be allowed to rape their wives: State Senator Richard “Dick” Black has fought for your right to do so. And now he’s running for Congress.
The rabidly conservative Republican was one of the state delegates who argued against criminalizing spousal rape in 2002, asking his fellow assemblymen, “How on earth you could validly get a conviction of a husband-wife rape when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, and so forth, there’s no injury, there’s no separation or anything.”
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?