Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ireland to outlaw sex with people who've fallen asleep drunk

Sources told the Irish Independent that Mrs Fitzgerald's proposed definition will "make it clear that a person who is incapable of consenting to a sexual act due to, for instance, being asleep or unconscious, as a result of intoxication" cannot give consent.

Currently, Irish law states that rape occurs if a person has not consented to intercourse and/or if the perpetrator was reckless as to whether the victim did or did not consent.

However, the courts have had to create their own definitions of consent.

Via Reddit: Link

12 comments:

AprilApple said...

Dang. Cross Ireland off my list.

edutcher said...

So much for population growth.

chickelit said...

What if they are both drunk? No consent

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I'm okay with this. So far as I'm concerned, when it comes to matters of alcohol, the people who gave us Guinness Extra Stout can do no wrong.

Lem said...

What is the definition of a drunk 😵?

ricpic said...

"Yer jus' layin' there, not twitchin' or nothin', are yea givin' me consent, Katie?"

"I said I'd do the dirty deed, Sean, but I nay promised to participate in it!"

Trooper York said...

This woman walks into a police station and says "Help me, help me. I was raped by an Irish guy."
"How did you know it was an Irish guy?"
"I had to help him."

bagoh20 said...

What if she's sober, but falls asleep in the middle of it?

ricpic said...

What if she's sober, but turns on the TV in the middle of it?

Methadras said...

AprilApple said...

Dang. Cross Ireland off my list.


Yeah, but April, if you go after a drunk sleeping dude, then he isn't really going to stand at attention if you know what I'm saying.

chickelit said...

There's always room for Jello Biafra

Synova said...

I'd call sex with a drunk person being "reckless" to if they consented or not. It's a weird way to write a law and specificity might be better but...