Bill would convert consent standard for sex to ‘yes means yes’

A Lincoln senator wants to flip the script on giving consent for sex.

Instead of the common rule of “no means no,” which implies that unless a person says no, the other person in a sexual encounter assumes there’s permission, an affirmative consent would be required.

Silence would not mean it’s OK.

As it is now, state law says a person must express a lack of consent through words or conduct. Read More