Lawmakers look to repeal state’s ‘archaic’ sex laws

Maryland lawmakers hope to repeal “archaic” provisions in the state’s spousal defense for sex crimes and sodomy laws with the reintroduction of legislation this session.

Marching through history: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Learn more about the cause, its history and how you can get involved.

Legislation may remove parental rights in sex assault cases

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would enable a court to revoke parental rights of an individual who has been found to have sexually assaulted the other parent, if the court finds that it is in the child’s best interest to remove the parental rights.

Legislators Want to Restrict Custody Rights for Parents Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Child

A bill that would deny custody and visitation to parents guilty of sexual abuse of a minor was heard by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee Thursday.