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California passes ‘yes-means-yes’ campus sexual assault bill

Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt “affirmative consent” language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. Full Article

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I wonder if this is retroactive. How many cases can be brought forth for “incidents” in the past 10 years or so?

And keep in mind, such cases would be considered crimes of force, which would automatically qualify for registrable offenses that trigger Internet inclusion.

Theoretically, we can see 20,000 new registrants added to the Internet shortly.

The situation that ultimately triggered this action is typical of the state of the law and its chaotic and arbitrary definitions and implementations – and in this case gross and nefarious deficiencies. One one hand you are beating the bushes to flush out and expose law abiding former offenders whose cases were closed decades ago, meanwhile ignoring serious crimes with real victims that were seemingly enabled under the safety and impunity of an administrative disciplinary panel. This travesty represents the most egregious interpretation of “slipped through the cracks”. This eight hundred pound gorilla thrived for decades under the protection of… Read more »

Every day I think I’m going to wake up to the sane world I was born into; and this Alice in ya gotta wonder about some people land nightmare will be over and things will be normal again. I’m still waiting.

This is one of the most ridiculous bills I’ve ever seen get passed! Do they really think college students will, in the heat of the moment, take the time to get a verbal yes before proceeding?

Yet another example of the state of California overreaching to exploit this group for political gain.

The best thing for everyone is a reality check to make sure a strong message is sent that “date rape” is criminal sexual assault. If dialogue doesn’t start somewhere, it will always be put off to a later date or rely on inferences that may create victims in the absence of ground rules. We need to affirm the tenets of CARSOL that no amount of sexual abuse is tolerable. We must never lose site of victims as we fight to restore the constitutional rights of the victims of the registry and their families. The best thing that we can teach… Read more »

While I agree that rape of any kind is unacceptable, THIS particular piece of legislation opens the door to making it far too easy to falsely accuse someone of “date rape.” That is why I said it is ridiculous!

If neither party states yes to sex, who gets prosecuted? Both parties? With this law, students better have an attorney write a release form that can be ready at the bedside if sex is planned. Just get it signed before the mood is over.

Stupid…now breach of agreement /contract to ‘yes’ can become a jackpot as a person can change their ‘yes’ as very well but the agreement /contract was ‘yes’…that breach has what do they call it collateral consequences to a very good financial settlement $$$$$$amount. …..they better have a college course on that.

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