General Assembly Resolution # 238
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #231 “Marital Rape Justice Act” (Category: Moral Decency; Strength: Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The World Assembly,
DEDICATED to the defence of human rights, to the protection of equality, to the combatting of rape and to the administration of justice for all,
BELIEVING the target resolution was written with all of these goals in mind but that it fails to achieve any of them,
CONCERNED the target resolution merely throws up legal barriers to marital rape without asserting a right to be free from it, thus failing to defend human rights,
APPALLED the target resolution orders the elimination of legal distinctions between instances of rape yet allows for authorities to discriminate in favour of victims of marital rape and against victims of non-marital rape when responding to accusations of rape, thus failing to protect equality,
ACKNOWLEDGING this discrimination was intended to allow for authorities to give due attention to cases of rape where the victim and perpetrator are living together,
NOTING this goal could be achieved without allowing general discrimination,
FURTHER NOTING this goal is not even achieved by allowing general discrimination, as the definition of marital rape excludes familial relationships and other relationships not established in legal contracts that could give the perpetrator just as much access to their victim in order to commit a repeat attack,
HORRIFIED such discrimination could lead to victims of non-marital rape having their accusations neglected or actively ignored in favour of victims of marital rape, thus failing to combat rape,
WORRIED the Act's definition of "marital rape" confuses the issue of marital rape, as some of the legal relationships included in the definition carry no connotation or expectation of sexual activity, while some relationships not established in legal contract do carry such connotations and expectations but are excluded from the definition,
AGREEING these failures were wholly unnecessary and prevent the target resolution from achieving the administration of justice for all,
CONVINCED their exclusion would have increased the efficacy of the target resolution and helped it achieve its goals,
DESIROUS of the opportunity to replace the target resolution with a more effective and comprehensive resolution without these failures,
REPEALS GA #231 Marital Rape Justice Act.