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Rape is such an egregious crime that I want to agree with HB 2343. But I don't. It is the duty of the lawmakers to pass laws that are clear and concise. The concept that a young woman could claim she was not in a state capable of making a good judgment could equally be the very defense for the rapist. It is not conceivable that only women could claim to not be in a state to make good judgments and exclude men from this concept. A young man could claim that he too was inebriated or too excitable to think clearly. Thus he is innocent also. This needs to be rewritten to perform the intent of the law.
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