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May 02, 2013 06:37
Category: General News

Marriage No Defense Against Rape In WA

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Marriage will no longer be an absolute defense against allegations of some forms of rape and sexual assault in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill yesterday to change state law, calling it a "very important advance." The measure removes the spousal exemption from both rape in the third degree and from taking indecent liberties.