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Gov. Tim Walz signs law repealing Minnesota's marital rape exemption

 

LEILA NAVIDI • Star Tribune

Gov. Tim Walz receives applause after signing into law a repeal of the state's pre-existing relationship defense on Thursday. From left are Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan and Jenny Teeson.

Minnesota has long allowed people who rape their partner to escape penalties if they meet certain conditions, a law Gov. Tim Walz called "antiquated and shameful" before repealing it Thursday.

But before Walz took up his pen to sign the bill removing the exemption, he turned to a woman who stood beside him.

http://www.startribune.com/marital-rape-exemptions-removed-from-law/509396841/



 

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