August 22, 2017

UK court awards man $13K after government ordered his wife not to have sex with him

StaffRebel Columnist

If you thought big government was scary before, get a load of this: It can kill your sex life.

A British court awarded a man with Down Syndrome almost $13,000 after the government told his wife not to have sex with him because he allegedly “couldn't consent.”.

According to court documents, prior to the ban, the man had a healthy sexual relationship with his wife for five years.

Fox News reports that:

“The ban came after a psychologist for a local government entity – which was not identified to shield it from criticism – assessed the 38-year-old man and found him to lack the mental competence to willfully engage in conjugal relations.”

A court council warned the man's wife that having sex with him would make her guilty of a serious crime and ordered the man to attend a sex education course before he would be allowed to have relations.

However, the course was delayed for over a year earning him damages for what the judge, Sir Mark Hedley, described as “deprivation for at least 12 months of normal conjugal relations with his wife.”

“The impact at the time must have been profound, not only for the loss of sexual relations, but for two other matters peculiar to him,” Hedley said. “First, he would have been unable to understand why what was happening should be so.”

“And secondly, in order as she put it, 'not to lead him on,' the wife understandably and foreseeably withdrew to another bedroom and withheld much physical affection,” he added.

Is this the most ridiculous thing you've ever heard? Let us know in the comments below.

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commented 2017-08-23 02:52:04 -0400
Just crazy. No government should have the power to dictate the sexual activities of a married couple. And if he could consent to marriage, he can consent to sex.
commented 2017-08-23 01:08:31 -0400
At this point i actually want this crap to grow bigger, until the brainless clowns who desire a huge state finally figure out that they better do what the state says or else.
commented 2017-08-22 23:21:06 -0400
This Guy will have to take up Self Gratification. He must remember that changing hands is being unfaithful and would likely get him six months Slammer Time. Oh to be in England………
commented 2017-08-22 23:04:39 -0400
“The ban came after a psychologist for a local government entity "

Behold the inquisitors of the leviathan states pogrom on liberty.
commented 2017-08-22 20:15:46 -0400
State control over every aspect of one’s life. Sounds like ….. communism.
commented 2017-08-22 19:15:44 -0400
No different from baby Charlie Gard in the UK. Now there is baby Alfie Evans in the UK, same as Charlie Gard.
commented 2017-08-22 17:10:46 -0400
In Germany a woman in her 40s was cut off from welfare for refusing to take a job posted at a work centre. The job they wanted her to take was a position (no jokes, please) at the local brothel as a prostitute.

The work centre said she met the physical requirements of the job.

The story went international.
commented 2017-08-22 16:27:16 -0400
This is truly bizarre.
commented 2017-08-22 16:20:02 -0400
Yes, our lives always work out much better when micromanaged by the government.