Trope-a-Day: Marital Rape License

Marital Rape License: Hah.  The only difference in Imperial law between non-marital and marital rape is that in the latter you go from committing three crimes, two of them capital, to committing four crimes, three of them capital (the extra one being Infiduciarity, which becomes capitalized due to the precise magnitude of the betrayal involved).

As civilized folk, though, they’ll only kill you once, even if the technology does exist to raise the dead.  Besides, it’d be hard to carry the sentences out consecutively; these days the flames of purification are usually provided by fusion plasma.  It’s hard on the mind-state recording equipment.

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