California adopts yes means yes sex assault rule

Sep 29, 2014 6:54 AM by Cheryl Wengren

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that adopts requirements for colleges to follow when investigating reports of sexual assaults.

California is now the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes," meaning lack of resistance does not constitute consent to sex.

State Sen. Kevin de Leon says the law shifts "the conversation regarding sexual assault to one of prevention, justice, and healing."


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