Reform Sex Offender Laws
Reform Sex Offender Laws is a politically moderate national organization seeking to reverse the broadening of the laws defining sex offenses and the increasingly harsh penalties that have been imposed on those labelled as sex offenders.
RSOL has sought to dissociate itself from NAMbLA and similar radical sexual freedom organizations, stating "While RSOL openly questions the legitimacy of many sex offender statutes, it also affirms every individual's responsbility to obey the law. Sexual relations between adults and children is wrong, and RSOL has no affiliation with any individuals or groups that promote it."
The organization was criticized for not completely ostracizing everyone who was associated with those more radical groups. In particular, it has declined to remove from its list of signatories those who have been convicted of sex offenses or who have any familial or other ties to such people.
RSOL has an affiliate organization in almost every state. An exception is Virginia, whose chapter formed in October 2008 and then broke away from the national group in December 2009, citing differences in opinion. By 2012, that organization was in the process of dissolution due to "lack of involvement and participation by others" and a loss of desire on the part of the members of its board of director to carry on the mission or work of the organization.
- Reform Sex Offender Laws, home page