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Bahamas – Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act, 1991

Section 3 of Bahamas’ Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act of 1991 explicitly allows marital rape.

  • Country: Bahamas
  • Law status: Discriminatory law in force
  • Law Type: Rape

Section 3 of Bahamas’ Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act of 1991 explicitly allows marital rape.

Section 3. Rape is the act of any person not under fourteen years of age having sexual intercourse with another person who is not his spouse

(a) without the consent of that other person;
(b) with consent which has been extorted by threats or fear of bodily harm;
(c) with consent obtained by personating the spouse of that other person; or
(d) with consent obtained by false and fraudulent representations as to the nature and quality of the act.

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