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ASSEMBLY WATCH: 'Yes means yes,' legal pot and schools deal all on the table
ASSEMBLY WATCH: 'Yes means yes,' legal pot and schools deal all on the table

When it comes to rape cases at college campuses, should "no mean no" or should "yes mean yes"? Maryland lawmakers will debate this week whether to require colleges to consider a sexual encounter an assault unless both participants clearly agree to it at every stage. This "affirmative consent" — popularly known as "yes means yes" — would replace the current standard used in such cases. The discussion comes as campuses across the country deal with a spike in sexual violence. Two separate bills under debate this week would try to give more clarity to the role college administrators should play in evaluating sexual assault. One bill,...

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