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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...6yrs

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

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...6yrs

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

@8ZRCRS9 from Georgia answered…7mos

@5BP37LBfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

@599YBF2from California  answered…2yrs

@59C74F4from South Carolina  answered…2yrs

@5BPWQDHfrom California  answered…2yrs

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.

@5BY8M8Wfrom Maine  answered…2yrs

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…7mos

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

@592WL5Sfrom Pennsylvania  answered…2yrs

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

@58ZG4RDfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

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.

@585W43RLibertarianfrom Texas  answered…2yrs

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.

@592MYPCfrom South Carolina  answered…2yrs

Yes, but the bar for proving there was no consent should be much higher

@592V4X7from Georgia  answered…2yrs

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

@8WDCHBN from Michigan disagreed…12mos

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?

@59CHF9Wfrom Delaware  answered…2yrs

@9636TMG from Indiana answered…16hrs

@962BXNN from Colorado answered…2 days

@95WGTC3 from Nevada answered…5 days

Yes if there is substantial evidence of harm and resources for separation from abuser.

@95S25VJ from North Carolina answered…1wk

There's too much nuance to this question. Rape in the most "assumed" version of the word (holding someone down and physically forcing them) absolutely should be persecuted to the same degree whether the person is married or not. Marital rape often shows its head in a more subtle manipulation of the other party, wearing them down day after day with persistent asking, putting the blame on the other person for being weird and never wanting sex, basically persistent advances and manipulation leading to the same result. Due to our society and the importance put on sex and the gender roles we have

@95M3DZJ from Arizona answered…2wks

Yes, and consentual sex with a spouse under the age of 16 should be classified as statutory rape

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