How about a more common sense approach to the question?
When you're married, what's yours is hers, what's hers is hers, and what's our's is hers. That's the way it's always been, unless prenuptuals were signed.
Be careful about "common sense." It is usually and seriously naive. I don't know what you mean by "the way it's always been." So I'll just talk about the way it is. Every person has natural (as opposed to "civil") rights to privacy. US statute and case law supports privacy as a civil right.
Here is why it is important to recognize the individual right of privacy in domestic matters: domestic abuse. The most common (according to the Family Justice Center Alliance (http://www.familyjusticecenter.com) indicator for domestic abuse are various forms of controlling behavior. These include isolating the victim by restricting access to money, phones, the Internet (email, facebook, etc), and postal mail.
All parties (including children) in a domestic arrangement have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Just how far reaching that privacy is has been the subject of many court cases and is pretty well established. In all matters of domestic privacy, the individuals involved can give up some or all of their legal privacy, but it takes a declaration to do so. Full expectations of privacy is the default.
As the courts and legislatures have slowly determined that men do not own their wives and parents do not own their children, the privacy rights of individuals has steadily increased in breadth.
In my not so humble opinion, this is a damn good thing. I permit my spouse to open my mail, look through my wallet, put money into and take money out of the bank. My spouse can have friends I don't know about and friends I don't like. My spouse is a autonomous being. Our marriage grants certain rights, but it does not, in anyway, remove any.