Hayden Proposes Calhoun Amendment

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, released the following statement after this morning’s Finance Committee hearing of the regional parks and trails appropriation bill.

Minnesota Senate Votes to Eliminate ‘Marital Rape Exception’

Today, the Minnesota Senate voted to eliminate a defense that prevents people who rape a spouse or domestic partner from being prosecuted for criminal sexual conduct. The legislation, HF 15, was co-authored by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) and passed with unanimous support.