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State bill would create ‘yes means yes’ sex ed in public schools

LA School Report | September 3, 2015

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By Dennis Romero

California lawmakers want to teach teens how to say yes to sex.

And the state Assembly just passed the bill that would do just that. SB 695 by Senate President Pro Tempore de León of L.A. and Jackson and Sen.  Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara would require high schools to teach the “yes means yes” “affirmative consent standard” as well as “skills pupils use to establish boundaries in peer and dating relationships.”

The standard established by De León’s headline grabbing bill last year requires state colleges to adopt the rule that says “‘affirmative consent’ means affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” according to the 2014 legislation.

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