Courtesy of Rachel, we learn that, at least in Cheatham County here in Tennessee, you can sexually assault your wife and as long as you don’t stick an un-condom-ed dick in her, Merry Christmas to you! You won’t be charged.
Now, you might think that’s disturbing, but let’s look at some more actual facts brought to us courtesy of The Tennessean.
1. “Before 1988, Tennessee did not consider forcible sexual contact in a marriage a crime.” 1988!
But wait!!!!!! That’s not the disturbing part.
2. “But that year, legislators changed the laws for the first time, creating a spousal exemption, meaning a spouse could be charged with rape if a weapon was used or if the attack caused serious bodily injury or if the couple were separated or divorcing while living apart. Still, the penalties at the time were far less severe than rape of strangers and acquaintances.”
So, you may be wondering, when did the State of Tennessee finally realize that men can rape their wives?
3. “Then, in 2005, the rape laws were changed and the exemption eliminated so that raping one’s spouse was the same as raping someone else, punishable by up to 60 years in prison.”
Yes, you read that right. 2005, which, as you may recall was just the year before last year.
I have to put my head on my desk for a minute, to let the craziness pass.