Ashby posted about this a few days ago, but in case you missed it:
A California appeals court, relying on an outdated statute that prohibits someone from pretending to be someone’s husband but not their boyfriend in order to obtain sex, overturned a man’s conviction for rape because the woman he had sex with was unmarried.
But there’s some good news on the horizon. Fortunately, a pair of bipartisan lawmakers in California have proposed legislation to close this ridiculous loophole. Very serious question: what the hell is going on?! Why has the past year been ‘The Year In Which We Make Excuses For Rape?’ The only statement about rape that makes any sense is this one: DON’T RAPE! Short of that, it’s all bad.