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WA To End Spousal Exemption from Rape Laws

OLYMPIA — The Washington Senate has approved a measure that would no longer allow marriage to remain an absolute defense against allegations of some forms of rape and sexual assault.

The measure that was passed on an unanimous vote on Monday would remove the spousal exemption from both rape in the third degree — in which no physical force is used — and from taking indecent liberties.

Source: Oregonian. Read full article. (link)

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