A law repealing the state’s marital rape exception goes into effect today (MON). Up until now, if a man raped his wife, he could use the marital rape exception as a defense. Jenny Teeson, who was drugged and abused by her husband–who videotaped the incident, was instrumental in getting the issue in front of lawmakers.
“My goal going into this, when I decided to push forward to try and have this law change, was if I could change the life of one person’s path, I would call it a success.”
The bill received national attention when it was signed into law by Governor Walz in early May.