In 1979, NC Supreme Court ruled women cannot revoke consent after sex begins

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WRAL:

 A Wake County woman is fighting to change a state law that says women cannot legally revoke consent during sex, even if the encounter turns violent.
Amy Guy said her estranged husband showed up drunk at her apartment in December and demanded sex…

Jonathan Wayne Guy, 48, was initially charged with second-degree rape in the case, but because the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in a 1979 case that women cannot revoke consent after sex begins, the charges were lowered to misdemeanor assault on a female…

WRAL News usually doesn’t identify victims of sexual assault, but Amy Guy came forward to make a public stand on what many North Carolina prosecutors consider an archaic law that needs to be taken off the books.

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