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Councils of States strike a compromise on “Yes means yes”.

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Controversial sex criminal law

Councils of States strike a compromise on “Yes means yes”.

Parliament wants to modernize sex criminal law. But how? Now there is a solution on the table that could get a majority in the National Council and Council of States.

Published: 16 minutes ago


Updated: 13 minutes ago


Human rights organizations and leftists have been campaigning for the “yes means yes” solution for years.


Leah HartmannEditor Politics

The members of the Council of States are staying. A paradigm shift in sexual criminal law is out of the question for them. However, a possible compromise in the definition of rape is now emerging.

In December, the National Council surprisingly voted in favor of the “Yes means yes” solution. This means that sex should now require the consent of those involved – otherwise it is rape.

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