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Bill: House #2596-Martial Rape Bill, 1987

 File — Box: 28, Folder: 2
Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Legislative bills contains related correspondence and research documents, organized by legislative sessions and years. Includes Joint Resoultions spearheaded by Whipper. Contains the subseries: Session 107: Session 108: Session 109; Session 110; and Session 111.


  • Creation: 1987


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Material is in English.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions


From the Collection: 80.02 linear feet (approximately 182 archival boxes; 3 oversize boxes) : includes photographs and audio visual recordings


In support of Senator Herbert Fielding's bill (S.47), Whipper co-wrote this legislation which "provides that a person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct if the victim is his legal spouse and the actor's conduct constitutes criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree. The bill would have made it against the law in South Carolina for a man to rape his wife, even if they are living together. Prior to the bill, a couple had to be legally separated in order for a spouse to be charged with rape."

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

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Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States