The following story will move Saturday as this week’s Sunday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Marital rape exemptions are receiving renewed attention in the #MeToo era. Some lawmakers are trying to close loopholes that prevent prosecutions when spouses rape partners who are drugged or incapacitated. Minnesota acted this week after a woman told of being drugged and sexually attacked by her ex-husband. Former lawmaker and prosecutor Greta Johnson introduced Ohio legislation in 2015 and says addressing whether a woman was married to her attacker struck her as “archaic.” By Julie Carr Smyth. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.