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 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

Yes

 @9M5MZWTWomen’s Equality from Texas disagreed…2mos2MO

Yes the law criminalizes all forms of rape of men or women, including spousal rape, but unlike other rapes is not a “public crime”.

 @9LVS53HRepublicanagreed…2mos2MO

Rape is rape, no matter if it wasn't severe or not, it was still rape. So it should be under severe violence.

 @9KM6ZWF from Washington disagreed…4mos4MO

Martial Rape and Non-Martial Rape should be punished differently because people can lie about Rape, profit off of the lawsuits, and make the other persons life more miserable. However, this doesn’t mean that Martial Rape doesn’t happen. I think that someone who files for martial rape should have at least a bit of evidence of such a thing happening before they start the lawsuit

 @9HP3GTZ from North Dakota disagreed…6mos6MO

I think marital rape is different because you are married and most likely have sexual relations with each other and is different than nonmarital non consented sex.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

Yes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be classified as statutory rape

 @9F9TFJY from Pennsylvania agreed…9mos9MO

I think it depends on the age. If y'all are both the same age or at least a year difference, with consent it shouldn't be punishable until it's actual rape. If I am 18 and my 17 year old girlfriend gave me consent to have sex with her is shouldn't have to spend time in jail. But if someone was 18 having sex with someone 13-15 then yes, that's statutory rape.

 @9M5MZWTWomen’s Equality from Texas disagreed…2mos2MO

Yes the law criminalizes all forms of rape of men or women, including spousal rape, but unlike other rapes is not a “public crime”.

 @9GYX2F6 from Florida disagreed…7mos7MO

I think it depends on the age. If y'all are both the same age or at least a year difference, with consent it shouldn't be punishable until it's actual rape. If I am 18 and my 17 year old girlfriend gave me consent to have sex with her is shouldn't have to spend time in jail. But if someone was 18 having sex with someone 13-15 then yes, that's statutory rape.

 @9GF5JN5 from Florida disagreed…8mos8MO

If you are married it changes the whole story, yes there should still be rules on it but if they are married it is there’s and there’s only.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

No

 @9GZD33M from Iowa agreed…7mos7MO

There are so many men out in the world that have been accused of rape and sent to jail with no evidence. Women have a very powerful voice in this generation. It can ruin a man's life within an instant. There should be cases with the two individuals that don't cause the man to go straight to jail right away.

  @VulcanMan6  from Kansas disagreed…7mos7MO

I hope you eventually find your way out of this misogynistic incel pipeline...

 @9M5MZWTWomen’s Equality from Texas agreed…2mos2MO

Yes the law criminalizes all forms of rape of men or women, including spousal rape, but unlike other rapes is not a “public crime”.

 @9KM6ZWF from Washington agreed…4mos4MO

Many men in the United States have been accused of Rape and are truly innocent. Men can have their own lives ruined just by the accusations and commit suicide because of this

 @9HQV9TL from Ohio disagreed…6mos6MO

The idea that marital rape does not exist is a notion far beyond old fashioned and outdated. Rape can and does exist in marital households and can happen in any and all situations. Rape cannot be denied by a ring on a finger.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

No, it should be classified as domestic violence

 @9LXLJ2H from Virginia disagreed…2mos2MO

It does not matter the marital status of someone, if they are raped, their abuser should be charged the same.

 @9LVS53HRepublicandisagreed…2mos2MO

Rape is rape, no matter if it wasn't severe or not, it was still rape. So it should be under severe violence.

 @9LR88LMProgressive from Indiana disagreed…2mos2MO

Forcing youself on someone, in a sexual way, should be classified as rape. Even if you are married it does not change the fact that you can rape your partner. marriage does not equal consent.

 @9KSYXW9disagreed…3mos3MO

Someone can be in a awful marriage and want out from an abusive man but cant, just because they are married doesnt mean they want to have sex.

 @ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...8yrs8Y

No, marriage provides legal subordination for a spouse to have sex with the other spouse

 @9BK8TXW  from North Carolina disagreed…1yr1Y

 @599YBF2from California answered…4yrs4Y

 @8ZRCRS9 from Georgia answered…2yrs2Y

 @59G52LTRepublicanfrom Oklahoma answered…4yrs4Y

No, it's your fault you married the man

  @CrowWatchingJustice party member from Utah disagreed…2yrs2Y

 @9MKS2G6 from Florida commented…1mo1MO

No, it's not her fault. Here are some scenarios and reasons as to why:

1. Arranged marriages without the person's choice are still at large, so the person in this situation has no say as they have been psychologically manipulated

2. The man in this situation may have done that in the past, but has been psychologically manipulative and made her believe that it was her fault

3. The man may have been waiting until marriage to do that

4. Lets say hypothetically, you were a woman. How would you feel if one day, your partner raped you and got you pregnant to either satisfy his urges or to trap you in an abusive marriage?

Regardless of the reason/scenario, it's still the perpetrators fault, and not the fault of the victim. Rape is rape, no matter the gender or relation to the victim.

 @5BY8M8Wfrom Maine answered…4yrs4Y

Yes. But in case a married person declines having sex with their spouse, after a set amount of time ( for example 6 months ), the spouse would have the right to file for divorce without having to pay mortgage. Also, in case married person declines having sex with their spouse and this leads to the spouse having extra-marital affairs, this could not be grounds for divorce or legal persecution.

  @CrowWatchingJustice party member from Utah disagreed…2yrs2Y

Marriages for the sole purpose of sex, without the other parties documented consent, should be considered marriage fraud or, in worse cases, rape. If not those, alimony must be paid along with mortgages

 @5BP37LBfrom Maine answered…4yrs4Y

 @59C74F4from South Carolina answered…4yrs4Y

 @592WL5Sfrom Pennsylvania answered…4yrs4Y

Yes. Rape is a crime, no matter the relations of the victim and the rapist.

 @5BPWQDHfrom California answered…4yrs4Y

Who decides whether it is rape? If there is unassailable evidence that it is rape (e.g., unaltered video showing intent and action), only then should it be treated as rape.

 @992L37C from Pennsylvania answered…1yr1Y

 @58ZG4RDfrom Texas answered…4yrs4Y

No because some spouse's use this excuse to trap there other spouse as a form of blackmail,or do it in spite or revenge.

 @592MYPCfrom South Carolina answered…4yrs4Y

 @585W43RLibertarianfrom Texas answered…4yrs4Y

Yes, just because two adults are married doesn't mean they automatically consent towards any sexual activity at any time of the day. If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, and eats like a duck, it's a duck.

 @592V4X7from Georgia answered…4yrs4Y

Yes, classify it as domestic violence and decriminalize consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18

 @8WDCHBN from Michigan disagreed…3yrs3Y

decriminalize consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 18

Does that mean decriminalize pedophilia, like 40&16 years old? Or decriminalize 17&18 years old?

 @996RSPZ from Texas commented…1yr1Y

That's sort of the issue with grey areas like this; If the court rules in favor of one decision or the other, it stands that similar decisions will result in the same. I agree with the above stance, however, and despite the risk of a large age gap going unchecked, it would probably minimize scrutiny to couples who don't need it.

 @933J6CL from Texas answered…2yrs2Y

I suppose I’d say no in most cases, as one of the primary attributes of marriage has historically and socially been about sexual consent. I’d say in the instance where the spouses are separated or one has filed for divorce, one of them is clearly trying to escape the marriage contract. These circumstances should be classified as rape.

 @9CFSCL7  from North Carolina commented…1yr1Y

Yes it should be punished the same. Consensual sex with a spouse under 18 should not be statutory rape though.

 @DemocraticDelineatorRepublican from Oklahoma disagreed…1yr1Y

I understand your perspective, but I believe that consensual sex with a spouse under the age of 18 should be considered statutory rape. This is because individuals below the age of 18 are not yet considered to be adults and may not fully understand the consequences of their actions. For example, in certain states, the age of consent is 16, while the legal age for marriage is 18. This discrepancy could be used to exploit and manipulate young individuals into engaging in sexual activities that they might not be ready for. What do you think about this argument? Can you provide a counterargument or solution to address the potential issues related to the age of consent and marriage laws?

 @8JYLHFJDemocrat from Michigan answered…4yrs4Y

Yes, should be classified as statutory rape and domestic abuse/violence.

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