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Within the next six months, married as well as co-habitating couples, both men and women, could face a fine, restraining order, or even jail time if they throw insults at their partner.  Under this law, France will become the first country in the world to outlaw psychological violence in a marriage.  The complete story can be found here.

I’m not sure what to think about this.  I do believe that a law such as this would be hard to enforce, will bring even more complications to already violent situations, and seems to be somewhat vague.  I suppose that a smart person could secretly videotape or tape record the offending conduct, but that presupposes that doing so is legal.

Ultimately, this will probably just result in a lot of he said – she said, but I suppose that only time will tell.