Governor Cuomo recently signed a law that targets public and private colleges, legislation that would require students to attain “affirmative consent” prior to engaging in sexual activity.
Betsy McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor of New York and current senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, warned that Cuomo and his Democrat colleagues were “criminaliz(ing) normal sexual interactions,” and making college campuses “a hostile environment for young men.”
Megyn Kelly and Brit Hume ripped Cuomo’s ‘Yes Means Yes’ law, saying that while trying to combat assaults on campus is a laudable goal, doing so by giving up the rights of the accused and forcing written proof of consent is absurd.
Via the Independent:
… the bill was interpreted by Fox News host Megyn Kelly as Mr Cuomo stepping in “and telling you how it’s gonna go” in an Orwellian violation of privacy. A horrified Kelly spoke to political analyst Brit Hume to discuss how outrageous the bill is.
“The cause is good”, she argued. “But it has got to the point of ridiculousness. Verbal consent, every step of the way?”
Hume was equally baffled by the concept of the bill, who concurred: “It suggests that the people who are drawing up these now plans for how consent is given have never had any sex!”
The bill requires “affirmative consent” at each step of the way when two students have sexual contact. Amazingly, that means punishing students who fail to ask “May I unbutton your blouse?” and “May I kiss you?” and wait for the answer. On May 20, Cuomo said there has to be “clear, unambiguous and voluntary agreement” before any “specific sexual activity.”
Some groups have already started distributing consent forms declaring, “On this date [fill in the blank], we agree to have consensual sex with one another”
Watch Kelly and Hume report on Cuomo’s consent law below …