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.
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