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California adopts 'yes means yes' law on sexual consent

California on Sunday became the first state in the nation with a law defining sexual consent — when "yes means yes." Under the legislation, which Gov. Jerry Brown announced he had signed into law, consent is defined as "an affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity," and it cannot be granted by somebody who is drunk, drugged, unconscious, or asleep. The law also requires colleges to take certain steps to investigate sexual assault reports on campus. Read more at The Associated Press.