Illinois lawmakers propose legislation to provide a more defined definition of consent

Illinois State Capitol Building- Springfield – Studstill Media Photo

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker has proposed legislation that aims to provide a more comprehensive definition of consent for sex education classes in the state. Media outlets reports that the bill defines consent as “a freely given agreement to sexual activity.” The bill directs schools to use the definition when discussing consent, since current state law doesn’t offer a specific definition. Advocates say the more detailed definition will help students better understand boundaries.