A recent article in The Washington Post highlights the progression of a bill requiring schools to teach on sexual consent. This bill, SB402, would provide middle and high school students with education on what consent means and the importance of respecting personal boundaries. Significant progress has been made as the Senate advanced the bill last Friday and is expected to receive final approval soon. MCASA’s Executive Director and Counsel, Lisae C. Jordan, Esq., described this bill as “one of the most important things that we can do to prevent college sexual assaults.” Jordan reiterated the importance of teaching consent earlier, stating that “if we wait to teach them about consent when they are a freshman in college, it’s already too late.”
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