"Advocates urged the Kansas House Judiciary Committee on Monday to support House Bill 2467, which would eliminate the spousal exemption from charges of sexual battery. The committee voted to endorse the legislation just as it did in 2019."
However, the greater context about the politics of the bedroom understands so many "shades of grey" that arise between intimate partners:
"House Republicans shared concern said elimination of the exemption would cloud understanding of consent in the context of marriage. Rep. Emil Berquist, R-Park City, said a year ago . . .
Changing the law could enable a spouse who regretted experimenting with “sadomasochistic acts” to accuse a husband or wife of a misdemeanor crime.
"Rep. Kellie Warren, a Leawood Republican, said a year ago the bill would leave someone open to criminal prosecution because he or she was in the mood for sex while the spouse wasn’t on the same page.
"The offense of sexual battery is defined as unwanted contact with an intimate body part for sexual arousal, gratification or abuse."
A Kansas House committee for the second consecutive year voted to remove from state law the spousal exemption to the crime of sexual battery. The measure surfaced during the 2019 legislative session, but it was never considered by the full House.