While DC continues as a swirling vortex of partisan inertia, states have never moved faster to pass legislation! Clearly there is an overarching goal acting as the impetus for this action, and that goal is simple: end the constant raping of women and children (why doesn't anyone ever think of the children) by men in dresses in restrooms.
That or it's a Presidential election year and we're still all too stupid to recognize the legacy of Karl Rove. (I want to believe, deep down, that Lee Atwater would consider Rove disgusting.)
Either way, now we are going to have a real problem.
Where are we going to store all of the rape kits (you know, the forensic evidence gathered when some woman decides to ruin a guy's life by lying about him)? It's not like we actually send those to a lab for testing* and those things take up space. So now these hundreds of previously legal but now illegal rapes will probably generate new test kits that we need to stick away and forget about... where can we put them?
No, not up my ass, that spot's taken.
Some folks might think that I'm wrong in drawing these conclusions. I'm not sure why as my conclusions are built on a foundation of solid logic. I mean, if there wasn't this loophole then the existing laws should be plenty. But it must be happening a lot, and everywhere, to explain this urgency. Cause if it's not actually a problem in real life, aren't there things like lead poisoning to deal with? Are all the people reporting a rape not lying? Cause that seems to be how we treat them, and certainly we're not actually testing the rape kits (which we are, collectively, making them pay for).
Or is it just another election year and we remain too fucking stupid to see the goddamn faux culture war shit magically appear when water was added? Nah. Oh hey, Storage Crusades is on, switch it over.
* Because the victim is charged for the kit, and often private insurance is billed for all or part of the charge, these police departments are guilty of insurance and Medicare fraud, but shhh, don't tell.