GUILTY BEFORE PROVEN INNOCENT: California becomes the first state to require public colleges and universities to adopt a “yes means yes” standard of affirmative sexual consent when dealing with sexual assault crimes on campus.
By Katy Grimes | WatchdogWire.com
Sexual encounters tragically often occur where usually both parties are very drunk. Sexual consent isn’t thought of until the next day when regret sets in.
Yet, young men are increasingly being charged by female students and college administrators, of sexual misconduct — even when accusers cannot remember the events because of intoxication. Right or wrong, young men are subjected to a minimum of academic discipline, and many times, brought up on more formal, serious, and even criminal charges.
Apparently, there ought to be a law.
Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last weekend, Senate Bill 967, by state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, reclassifies consensual sex on college campuses as “rape.”
The bill will allow California colleges and universities to bypass proper police procedures and deal internally with campus sexual violence.
California is the first state in the U.S. to require public colleges and universities to adopt a “yes means yes” standard of affirmative sexual consent when dealing with sexual assault crimes on campus.