It’s 2019, And States Are Still Making Exceptions for Spousal Rape

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2019
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Almost immediately after former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick entered the presidential race last week, he started facing questions about his 2014 decision to push out two officials who had tried to put his brother-in-law on the state’s sex offender registry.

The backstory: According to a complaint filed by one of the officials, in 1993, Bernard Sigh pleaded guilty under California’s spousal rape law to using force to rape his then-wife, Patrick’s sister. He served four months in prison, reconciled with his wife, and moved with her to Massachusetts in 1995....

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