Tell the Maryland Senate:
Your Relationship Status is Not Consent
Consent is an essential part of healthy relationships and a being in a relationship is not blanket consent to sexual touching.
This week, the House of Delegates rejected amendments to SB33/HB153, the bills repealing marriage as a defense to sex crimes that would create a new definition of “sexual contact” and change the meaning of consent for couples. The House has appointed a conference committee and we are waiting to see if the Senate will concur with the House or appoint a conference committee.
There are three reasons to accept the House version of the bill:
Call your Senators today and ask them to
support HB153/SB33 as amended by the House
Repeal Marriage as a Defense to Sex Crimes
Don't Change the Meaning of Consent