Maya Dusenbery of Feministing gives the bill a very enthusiastic hell yes:
This paradigm shift has been a long time coming and is desperately needed. The idea that mutual desire, not the mere absence of "no," should perhaps be the standard for an activity that’s generally agreed to be pretty fun hardly seems radical.
Activist Sofie Karasek told Katy Murphy of the San Jose Mercury News that she believes the bill will have a sweeping cultural effect:
It does change the cultural perception of what rape is...There's this pervasive idea that if it's not super violent then it doesn't really count.
One dissenter, Gordon Finley of the National Coalition for Men, argued that the bill presumes the guilt of the accused:
The current campus rape crusade explicitly denies men fundamental due process rights such as the right to a lawyer, the right to cross-examine, and the right to evidentiary standards (clear and convincing evidence) appropriate to the consequences for the accused.
What do you think?