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Bahamian Gov’t considers criminalising rape in marriage

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2013 | 10:13 AM

The Bahamian Government is considering criminalising persons for marital rape after a proposed bill was brought before the Human Rights Council.

Attorney General Allyson Maynard-Gibson, says they are aware of the discrimination against persons who commit marital rape and persons' perceptions must be changed despite popular beliefs.

Four years ago, an opposition senator had suggested that an in-depth study on domestic violence in marriages be conducted before going forth with the proposed bill.

The marital bill would allow spouses to be criminalised to the fullest extent of the law for rape.


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