Thursday, February 5, 2015
If you snooze, you lose.
That's basically what Republican state representative from Utah, Brian Greene, is saying when he explained why he doesn't think it's necessary to pass a bill that makes it unlawful for someone to have sex with an unconscious person:
"Utah is currently passing a bill to make clear that an unconscious person cannot consent to sex. Seems like a no-brainer right? Not for this Republican. As Representatives of the Utah House debated the bill in committee stage on Tuesday, Brian Greene presented a series of questions that simply beggar belief."
“It looks to me now that sex with an unconscious person is by definition rape. I hope this would not happen but this opens the door to if an individual has sex with their wife if she is unconscious… A prosecutor could then charge that spouse with rape.”
"Greene seems keen to ensure that men and women who like to have sex with their partners without their consent, while they are asleep, can continue to do so unfettered by the law.
This is not a theoretical scenario. British woman Sarah Tetley was raped and secretly filmed by her husband Charlie, an estimated 300 times, and only discovered the abuse after she woke up in the middle of an attack. According to Greene, her husband should not have faced legal consequences for this violation of her body and her trust."
You think you've heard all the asinine ideas that any sentient human could come up with, and then BAM! Tea-Pee-ers like Brian Green or Thom Tillis or Louis Gohmert come along and prove Albert Einstein correct:
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Is there a sign outside the RNC that says "Dumbasses Welcome Here!" ?