New Law Sets Bar for Sexual Consent on California’s Campuses

September 29, 2014

By Stav Ziv at Newsweek

California’s latest attempt to combat sexual assault on campus is a new law that sets the bar for sexual consent, commonly referred to as the “yes means yes” rule.

The bill was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown Sunday and requires “affirmative consent” and other policies to be adopted by higher education institutions that are recipients of state funds for student financial assistance. The bill had previously passed the Senate and Assembly in August...

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