Cooper indicators a sexual assault invoice whereas visiting Greensboro. The legislation permits ladies to withdraw consent to have intercourse. |

GREENSBORO – The governor of North Carolina has signed a sexual assault bill that says women can withdraw consent to have sex.

Governor Roy Cooper said in a press release Thursday that he signed the bill that reverses a 1979 court ruling that made North Carolina the only state where women cannot withdraw consent.

The law also reverses a 2008 court ruling that the sexual assault laws do not apply to anyone who was incapacitated for work as a result of their own acts as a victim, such as drug or alcohol use. It also increases penalties for child abuse.

The law comes into force on December 1st.

Both chambers of the legislature unanimously approved the bill last week. Cooper says bipartisan legislation “will help more people seek justice against abusers”.

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