GOPer nixs Dating Violence Protection Act because country boys need to practice date rape techniques
I see this Utah Republican’s point…I mean how will a woman figure out she is not into being punched and choked out on a date if she has not tried it out first?
Dating Violence Protection Act Gets “Rough House” Treatment In Senate
March 12, 2013
By Eric Ethington
HB50, The Dating Violence Protection Act, received some rough questions on the Senate Floor this evening, with some Senators questioning suggesting that people in dating relationships may not need protective orders because the person they’re dating mis-perceives “rough housing” as physical abuse.
HB50 allows people who are in a dating relationship to obtain a protective order if they can convince a judge that they are being abused. Current code only allows for the protective orders for people who are either spouses or in a a cohabitating relationship.
Former Senate Majority Leader, Senator Scott Jenkins (Republican – Plain City), questioned the need for the bill, saying he’s “a country boy, and dating is a time for discovery with each other to find out if you’re a match… You make a lot of mistakes in your first original encounter, a lot of times you rough house, and a lot of times you’re trying to determine your limits and where your limit is, and where her limit is. … and when it doesn’t work, you walk away.” Jenkins also went on to describe a hypothetical of a man who thought he was just “doing something jest, and all of a sudden I have a court order against me.