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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The Canadian province of Saskatchewan gives marital rights - and obligations - to couples who marry before previous divorces are completed.
Rajendar said that media could play a pro-active role in ending the discrimination being shown to HIV/AIDS affected persons by publishing inspiring stories and articles on denial of health care, marital rights, employment and family support.
Because the rules governing how a prenuptial or marital agreement is structured vary from state to state, it is important for both spouses to understand their marital rights and how entering into such an agreement would alter those rights.
Why is it, then, that there are Bibles in schools, tax-exempt status for churches, limited marital rights for LGBTQ Americans, and limited access to birth control for women whose employers have a moral objection to it, all while Christians are declaring themselves persecuted?
The Vietnamese Constitution, Law on Marriage and Family, and Land Law all provide for equal marital rights over property, land allotment and rent, yet by 2002 only 10-12% of the 12 million farmers who had been given land-use certificates were women.
Article 16 states the need to provide equal marital rights for females and males, particularly in marriage contracts, raising children and custody.
That was one speaker at Dallas City Hall this morning, but that sentiment could have been uttered by any number of the unhappy folks parading to the podium to admonish the Dallas City Council for not taking up a resolution in support of marital rights for gay couples.
The judicial doctrine of fraud on marital rights or dissipation of marital assets is an attempt to balance the transferor's right to freely transfer his or her own property against the need to protect the legal entitlement of the transferor's spouse to property In most states, the law invalidates lifetime transfers if they are made with intent to deprive the transferor's spouse of marital property rights, or if the transfers are made under circumstances where it would be unfair to permit them to stand.
Lawmakers have now rephrased it to: "When one seeks to perform his marital rights to intercourse and beat his wife [in doing so], he will be punished pursuant to the Penal Code's Articles 554-559.
which one becomes a spouse, and gains marital rights and duties, that is
On April 8, Morocco lifted certain reservations to the international Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, signaling a commitment to eliminate gender discrimination in marital rights and responsibilities.
But on the public issue of granting equal civil marital rights to same-sex couples, you and I disagree.