Calif. bill demands students get 'affirmative consent' before sex

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A California bill that demands college students get “affirmative consent” before engaging in sexual activity passed in the state’s legislative chambers on Thursday.

The state’s so-called “yes means yes” law passed unanimously in the state senate and will become law if it is signed by Governor Jerry Brown by the end of September.

In April, the White House, unveiling a task force to combat university sexual assaults, criticized the way in which colleges have handled such cases. The Obama administration also unveiled a website,, which offers resources for schools and students working to diminish the number of sex crimes perpetrated at universities.

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