We the people of Louisiana State University, in order to form more enjoyable
relationships, establish justice, insure dating tranquility, provide for the
common good, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of
relationship liberty to ourselves and to other students, do ordain and
establish the dater's bill of rights...
1. In self-chosen relationships, we have the right to pursue what we need, what we deserve, and what we are ready for, within mutually consenting boundaries.
2. We have the right to hold attitudes, values and beliefs about relationships and intimacy. We do not have the right to force or expect others to hold the same beliefs and attitudes as ours.
3. We have the right to experience emotions, and to express them. We have the right to expect respect for their expression. We do not have the right to assume what another person is feeling.
4. We have the right to engage in consenting intimacy. We have the right to be responsible for the consequences of our intimacy. We do not have the right to force someone into intimate acts by using pressure, intimidation, exploitation, or violence.
5. We have the right to set sexual limits, and communicate those limits. We have the right to expect acknowledgement and respect for those limits.
6. We have the right to choose consenting partners and to recognize and be responsible for our needs and wants.
7. We have the right to view a person as a person and not a gender symbol. We do not have the right to expect someone to feel or behave in certain ways because of his/her gender.
8. We have the right to relate to each other without blame or guilt. We do not have the right to interpret someone's intentions or consent.
9. We have the right to communicate verbally and non-verbally, and to be responsible for our communications.
10. We have the right to say "NO" to sexual intimacy and to expect respect for this position. We have the right to behave in caring, friendly, exploring ways, and to enjoy relationships that promote mutual consideration and respect.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal with certain unalienable rights. That among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in enjoying companionship and relationships!