No Sex without a Contract?

Liberals now want no sex until partners say the right words to each other.

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Here’s a gem from The Daily Caller: “Gillibrand: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Should Go Nationwide.”

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, one of the most prominent lawmakers fighting campus sexual assault on Capitol Hill, said Monday that controversial affirmative consent laws should be made the standard nationwide.

Gillibrand was speaking as part of an MSNBC-hosted panel event on sexual assault at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, which is a part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. During the panel, she praised SUNY’s recent adoption of affirmative consent at the urging of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and was asked whether she thought the standard could potentially be implemented at the national level.

“I definitely have been studying it and looking at it,” she said, according to an account by Capital New York. “I think there’s something there, and I think that is where our debate needs to go.”

Affirmative consent, often known as “only yes means yes,” is a standard which holds that an individual commits sexual assault if they do not receive explicit prior consent for each sexual act they commit with a person. This standard is an alternative to the “no means no” standard that prevails in criminal law, where a rape or sexual assault only occurs if a person explicitly refuses their consent, or is incapacitated and unable to either grant or refuse consent.

The standard is currently required by law at all California colleges receiving state money, and is voluntarily used at several others. Gillibrand didn’t elaborate on how she would attempt to make the policy a national one, but the federal government could likely force the standard on almost all other schools by adding it to the contents of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at all schools receiving federal funds.

No one needs more evidence the United States has gone insane, but here’s yet another example: A U.S. Senator wants to establish legislation on what people must say before they have sex.

Well, I absolutely agree; I strongly support a law dictating that both partners must stand before an official and say “I do.”

In other words, any sexual contact without a marriage license, and you can freely take the other person to court for rape or sexual assault. I predict this would lead to a massive reduction in rape, assault, “unplanned” pregnancies, abortion, murder-suicide, sexually-transmitted diseases, and a host of other ills.

The funniest thing is that these same people are so quick to say how mean and oppressive God and His Law are, while every single one of His Commandments would be shorter than the preamble to Obamacare, or the Executive Summary of the CROminibus. Talk about oppression!