California Says ‘Yes’ to Sex on College Campuses

September 29, 2014

By Natalie Kitroeff at Bloomberg Businessweek

Before having sex, students at California colleges that receive state funding must now get a clear indication that both participants agree to the act, according to a new bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

“Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent,” reads the law, which defines consent as “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.” The law also specifies that consent “can be revoked at any time” during sex...

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