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California's 'Yes means Yes' Legislation

We'll hear both sides of a debate that's raging on campuses across America where California has become the first state to legislate a clear definition of sexual consent.

We hear both sides of a debate that's raging on campuses across America. California has become the first state in the US to have a clear definition of when people agree to sex. Supporters of the new 'yes means yes' law say that requiring a woman to give active consent will help reduce the epidemic of sexual assault on US college campuses. But there are also many critics of the bill. Some say it presumes the guilt of anyone who is accused or is unenforceable; others that state-wide legislation is not the right way to police sexual consent between two people.

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  • Wed 1 Oct 2014 17:05GMT

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