What about battered husbands?
I know it doesn’t happen often, but it does happen, husbands can be battered too. So how about changing the law to say spouse…now we have gay marriage we need to be inclusive.
Moves to push for a law change allowing battered wives who kill their husbands in cold blood to plead self-defence are being considered by a government committee.
The Family Violence Deaths Review Committee says New Zealand is out of step with other countries in not offering at least a partial defence for women who kill their husbands after years of abuse.
The defence can be used when the killing is an immediate retaliation but not when the killing is premeditated.
People who emotionally, economically or physically batter their spouses are what Chopper Read says they are…weak gutless individuals…they are mice, even if they hold high political office.