Silence Is Not Sexual Consent: California Passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill – 29 September 2014

RT logoCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law designed to make it clear when sexual consent is mutual between students on California college campuses, as well as including guidelines for addressing sexual assault reports.

Lawmakers in the state concluded that the popular “No means No” slogan aimed at preventing sexual assault was not enough to prevent misunderstandings between adults, so passed a more pro-active measure, passing a historic “Yes means Yes” alternative instead.

“With one in five women on college campuses experiencing sexual assault, it is high time the conversation regarding sexual assault be shifted to one of prevention, justice and healing,” said State Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), the author of the bill, AP reported.

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