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The current law in Idaho provides an exception to rape laws in cases of married couples. But, apparently, that is about to change. A Senate bill was recently passed unanimously in the Idaho House of Representatives that, if signed into law, will repeal the marital exception to rape law. 

The existing exemption for rape in marriage was written into Idaho law in 1977. In that era, many people believed that a charge of rape could not apply to a sex act involving spouses. So, the existing law exempts a sex act in a marriage that is defined as rape outside marriage. It appears that that exemption will soon become a thing of the past.

If you have been arrested for the rape of your spouse or partner, call the seasoned spousal rape defense lawyer in Idaho.