Tennessee has a law on its books which makes it legal for a husband to rape his wife. In other words, Tennessee outlaws rape, but it carves an exception for spousal rape.
In an attempt to enter the 21st century, some Tennessee legislators introduced a bill to make spousal rape illegal, just like any other kind of rape.
Would you believe it? The bill probably isn’t going to pass. One of the opponents of the bill claims that the proposed law will violate the "sanctity" of marriage.
Apparently, raping your spouse is one of the sanctimonious aspects of marriage. At least in Tennessee. Read more here.