Monday, March 16, 2009

Massachusetts: Lesbian Arrested for Attempted Insemination of Wife

A woman who allegedly intended to artificially inseminate her wife with her brother's semen has been charged with domestic assault and battery.

Two observations: The wording of the article demonstrates the acceptance of same-sex "marriage" and notice that the dispute centers on procreation.

-- From "Insemination fight ends in wife's arrest" by Conor Berry, Berkshire Eagle Staff 3/13/09

Stephanie K. Lighten, 26, was released on personal recognizance after denying the allegations . . .

Jennifer A. Lighten, 33, told police that Stephanie Lighten, her wife, was "all liquored up" when she returned to their Lincoln Street apartment, where the defendant then allegedly tried to use a syringe to inseminate her, according to a police report.

Jennifer told investigating officers that Stephanie "has been talking about trying to impregnate (her) for some time," police said.

Detective Thomas H. Harrington said Jennifer Lighten declined "to go forward with charges of assault with intent to rape" because she did not believe "Stephanie was going to sexually assault her with the syringe." However, Harrington informed the alleged victim that attempted rape charges could be filed if she changes her mind.

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