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We preach 'no means no' for sex, but that's not what the law says | Deborah Tuerkheimer

PUBLISHED January 12, 2014

The first-year law students I teach ? smart, insightful, idealistic ? have come of age hearing that "no means no" when it comes to sex. They are almost always stunned to learn that, in most states, the legal definition of rape still requires the use of physical force. In other words, a verbal "no" isn't always enough.

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