The Secular Daily News reports the a New York family judge ruled in favor of an Islamic man who claimed that marital rape and corporal punishment were his right under Islam. That’s right, a man was raping his wife and beating her too. The victim sought protection through the legal system as part of a divorce action. The judge recognized the rape and abuse, but failed to execute the order of protection because of the religious claim. An appeals court judge corrected the error.
It makes you want to scratch your head, and then call for the head of the family court judge. If the judge is that wrong, perhaps he or she should find another job.
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