Not much happened in the last legislative session. There isn’t a budget yet. The state DREAM Act and Reproductive Parity Act didn’t even get a vote, for God’s sake. But at least it’s now always a crime to rape a married partner.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Wednesday to change state law, calling it a “very important advance.” The measure removes the spousal exemption from both rape in the third degree – in which no physical force is used – and from taking indecent liberties.
Congrats to us for doing something most other states did decades ago.
Also, those comments are probably not the worst I’ve ever read (hello, I write for HA) but the incongruity between the good news in the article and the paranoid awfulness of the comments is pretty incredible.