Call Now: Last night JPR heard SB129- End Marriage as a Defense to Sex Crimes

Mar 10th, 2023

Call Now:
Ask Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Members to vote favorably on SB 129

Last night, the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee heard the bill to repeal the archaic law making marriage a defense to sex crimes.

Call now to ask members of the Judicial Proceedings Committee
to put SB129 on a vote list and vote favorably:
Marriage Should Not Be a Defense to Sex Crimes

Currently, Maryland law allows marriage to be a defense to some sex crimes. This archaic law means that married people have less protection from sex crimes than unmarried people.

Getting married should not mean that you give up your right to control your own body.  It's time to move Maryland out of the dark ages and firmly reject the notion that marriage is an irrevocable and continual consent to offensive sexual touching.

Please ask the Judicial Proceedings Committee
to vote on and for SB129
to give justice to survivors of marital rape and sex offenses.


William C. Smith, Jr., Chair (District 20, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3634 | 301-858-3634
E-mail: [email protected]

Jeff Waldstreicher (District 18, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3137 | 301-858-3137
E-mail: [email protected]

Baltimore City
Jill P. Carter (District 41, Baltimore City)
Phone: 410-841-3697 | 301-858-3697
[email protected]

Baltimore County
Charles E. Sydnor, III (District 44, Baltimore County)
Phone: 410-841-3612 | 301-858-3612
E-mail: [email protected]

Baltimore & Carroll Counties
Chris West (District 42, Baltimore and Carroll Counties)
Phone: 410-841-3648 | 301-858-3648
E-mail: [email protected]

Frederick County
William G. Folden (District 4, Frederick County)
Phone: 410-841-3704 | 301-858-3704
[email protected]

Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties
Mike McKay (District 1, Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties)
Phone: 410-841-3565 | 301-858-3565
E-mail: [email protected]

Harford County
Mary-Dulany James (District 34, Harford County)
Phone: 410-841-3158 | 301-858-3158
E-mail: [email protected]

Montgomery County
Ariana Kelly (District 16, Montgomery County)
Phone: 410-841-3124 | 301-858-3124
E-mail: [email protected]

Prince George's County
C. Anthony Muse (District 26, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3092 | 301-858-3092
E-mail: [email protected]

Alonzo Washington (District 22, Prince George's County)
Phone: 410-841-3155 | 301-858-3155
E-mail: [email protected]

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