How ‘Yes Means Yes’ Defines Sexual Assault

September 29, 2014

By Elizabeth Hagerdorn at

"She didn't say no" will no longer cut it as a defense for campus rape in California. The state is now the first in the nation to adopt a so-called "yes means yes" sexual assault rule.

Signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Sunday, the law requires all colleges and universities accepting student financial aid to investigate sexual assault cases under a new standard of affirmative consent...

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