09 October 2015

"Mutual Combat' Should Be Applied Equally

Grimer and Johnson
When the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) community in the U.S. demanded for marriage equality, they cited the constitutional provision on "equal protection" as the foundation for their legal argument. They also want to enjoy all the benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples.

The laws states that married couples get a big financial boost from certain Social Security benefit, tax incentives, veteran and military packages and federal employment benefits.

Assuming that the LGBT gets their wish, heterosexual couple should also then asked that they be afforded the same right as LGBT couples, including exemption from the domestic violence charges whenever a husband beats his wife or the other way around. Instead, this should be labelled as 'mutual combat.'

When WNBA star Brittney Griner was married for a month to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, they figured several time in physical altercation in public which culminated in their much-publicized April arrest. No jail time was served because Brittney told the authorities that it was a 'mutual combat.'

According to People, Brittney had injuries to her wrist and fingers from the incident - including what she described as a "tooth mark" on her hand - and Glory, 24, suffered lacerations to her right lip.

"It was mutual - they called it mutual combat, that's what it is," Brittney comments.

So for abusive husbands out there, this should serve as a lesson. To avoid arrest after beating your wife, don't forget to make those self-inflicted wounds appear real to avoid arrest. When police asked you what happened, just say that it was a 'mutual combat' even if it was obvious who got the worse end of it.