California ‘Affirmative Consent’ Sex Bill Imposes Low Legal Standard for Guilt

Critics of the bill say that while sexual assault on college campuses is a real problem, the bill’s implications are nonsensical.

“To me, this bill turns most people into sexual assaulters,” Hans Bader, senior attorney for the Washington D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, told the Los Angeles Daily News.

“If someone can be nasty enough to rape, can someone be nasty enough to lie and say [the victim] verbally consented?” Bader said. “Are they going to pass a law saying don’t lie?”