Maryland governor signs ‘No means no’ rape law, victims no longer need to prove resistance | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Maryland governor signs ‘No means no’ rape law, victims no longer need to prove resistance

On Tuesday, Hogan signed 211 bills into law during a ceremony at the state house, including SB 217, or “Criminal Law – Sexual Offenses – Physical Resistance,” which eliminates the requirement that victims of sexual crimes prove they physically resisted their assailants.

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The problem (and we saw a lot of this during the 1990s rape hysteria) that women who felt guilty or who faced criticism from friends and family about having sex would often cry rape where none had occurred. The requirement to prove resistance was needed to protect men from false accusations of rape, which during the 1990s were the second most common false accusation of a crime, according to the FBI's supplemental crime statistics.

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