pugsville wrote:It's illegal , immoral and despicable to all civilized people,
It's one on the litmus tests that separates decent civilized people from despicable people,
That statement is not true.
It was legal in the US before the 1960s, it was legal in the English-speaking world in the Nineteenth Century, and it is currently legal in most of the Muslim World. Whether you think their culture is barbaric or not, no one can deny that they are not "civilized".
I could be wrong about this but even in Communist China it is usually not treated as a criminal offense. They might treat it more as a possible domestic legal issue.
In the Bahamas it is not rape unless the couple is separated or there is a restraining order in place.
Same thing in Jamaica, except it also includes if one spouse knows they have an sexually transmitted infection.
Barbados only criminalised it 6 years ago.
Egypt has a court precedent that ruled that sex between husband and wife is not rape.
It's not considered rape in Libya or Algeria. The law does not specifically specify, but it is very unlikely any court will treat it as rape any time soon.
In India it is only a rape if the wife is separated or "estranged" from her husband. In that case it is not an ordinary rape and the maximum sentence is only 7 years. (compared to a minimum
sentence of 10 years for normal rape)
Marital rape is specifically excluded from the definition of rape in English-speaking Nigeria, which has a population bigger than the UK, France and Germany combined.