Bill 967, which passed unanimously and is also known as the "yes means yes" law, stipulates that colleges will receive state funding only if they adopt certain policies regarding sexual assault, chief among them being “an affirmative consent standard.” For sexual activity to be lawful, "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement" must be given.
The bill goes on to assert that "Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.
This period of courtship is sometimes seen as a precursor to engagement or marriage.
Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.
It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.
With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.
The bill had previously passed the Senate and Assembly in August.Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.“The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent.”Some critics of the bill, like Joseph Cohn, legislative and policy director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), have raised concerns over implementing affirmative consent.He has called it “a confusing and legally unworkable standard for consent to sexual activity,” in a Affirmative consent is just one of several requirements listed in the bill.