Activists, College Officials Protest Controversial Campus Rape Bill

September 10, 2015

By Tyler Kingkade at The Huffington Post

Student activists and rape survivor advocacy organizations sided with higher education officials on Thursday to oppose a bill that would prohibit colleges from punishing accused rapists if the reporting victims do not go to police.

During a hearing in the House of Representatives' Education and the Workforce Committee, higher education representatives laid out their opposition to the Safe Campus Act, warning it could have a "chilling effect" on rape survivors reporting their assaults...