marital rights

marital rights

n. an old-fashioned expression for the rights of a husband (not rights of a wife) to sexual relations with his wife and to control her operation of the household. (See: consortium, loss of consortium)

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In which country did 13 same-sex couples launch legal action on Valentine's Day demanding equal marital rights? 3.
However, she claimed that her husband was not fulfilling her marital rights nor was he taking an interest in the affairs of their household.
Bildner, the magistrates pointed out that marital rights and living in a conjugal dwelling cannot be forced on anyone.
He cited several reasons for such petty cases, including lack of maturity or understanding of marital rights and responsibilities.
The Court of Appeals affirmed, relying on In re Harris Estate, 151 Mich App 780 (1986), which held that MCL 700.2801(2)(e)(i) requires proof of an intent to abandon one's marital rights before a widow or widower is disqualified from being a "surviving spouse." But a subsequent panel of the Court of Appeals, In re Peterson Estate, 315 Mich App 423 (2016), disagreed with the holding in Harris.
However, whenever they wanted, they would return to claim their marital rights.
Employers would have had to provide equal pay for equal work, and women would have been on equal footing with men in terms of marital rights, property ownership and the justice system.
She has failed to show concern and empathy to Kibor's emotional needs of love and companionship, thereby denying him marital rights,' court papers say.
It also helped young people to know their marital rights and duties in accordance with the Shariah rulings.
The protection of legal and marital rights of the newly converted Kalashi girls is the fundamental constitutional responsibility of the state and local administration.
Karachi -- The protection of legal and marital rights of the newly converted Kalashi girls is the fundamental constitutional responsibility of the state and local administration.
This law has put especially Hindu women in a less compromising position as they can now demand for the fulfillment of marital rights during and after marriage.