Danes to vary legislation saying non-consensual intercourse is rape


Copenhagen (Denmark), September 3

Denmark’s left-leaning events have agreed to vary the nation’s sexual violence legal guidelines to permit intercourse with out express consent to be prosecuted as rape.

The events signify a majority of lawmakers in parliament. No date for a proper vote was introduced, however the authorized change is anticipated to be adopted by the top of 2020.

Under a deal reached by Denmark’s minority Social Democratic authorities and the left-wing events, Danish legislation would specify that sexual consent have to be given voluntarily and as an expression of a person’s free will by phrases or motion.

“This is one of the most important battles for gender equality in Denmark that has taken place for a very long time,” Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup mentioned after the settlement was introduced Wednesday.

“We must have changed society’s understanding of what rape is, and a new consent-based rape provision is a milestone in that effort.”

Sweden, Germany, Belgium and Britain have already got related legal guidelines. AP



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