#MeToo Movement has lawmakers talking about consent

This is a trend that includes Nebraska. From the Pew Charitable Trusts:

Fueled by accusations against titans of Hollywood, industry and politics, the #MeToo movement will prompt state lawmakers across the country this year to consider bills that could fundamentally change the culture of dating and sex. 

States are expected to grapple with legislation to establish affirmative consent — known as “yes means yes” — and rewrite rape and sexual assault laws. 

A bill introduced in the Unicameral (LB988) would establish affirmative consent as the standard in Nebraska.

Read the full article from Pew Charitable Trusts here.

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