NYU Students Are Baffled By New Affirmative Consent Laws [VIDEO]

October 29, 2015

By Blake Neff at The Daily Caller

A newly-released video shows that New York students remain confused about the implications of a new affirmative consent law that dramatically changes how they are expected to act in sexual situations.

Under a New York law enacted last summer at the urging of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, all colleges receiving state funds are required to handle sexual assault complaints using the standard of “affirmative consent.” This standard, also known as “yes means yes,” means that a student commits sexual assault if they do not receive explicit approval for every sexual act they engage in, from kissing to intercourse. This policy stands in contrast to current criminal law (sometimes called “no means no”), where sexual assault occurs when a person explicitly refuses to consent and is ignored or overpowered...

Schools: New York University