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  •  By the same token (0+ / 0-)

    In the new state statuatory rape laws STILL apply, so even if they acknowledge the marriage, they can still prosecute for statuatory rape.

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 09:01:01 PM PDT

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    •  nope - does not apply within recognized marriage (0+ / 0-)

      albeit usually because in many states traditionally a woman could not say no to her husband while living under the same roof

      "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

      by teacherken on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 05:14:21 AM PDT

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