California has made it unlawful to take away a condom throughout intercourse with out verbal consent, a follow popularly referred to as “stealthing.”
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a invoice on Thursday that classifies the elimination of a condom with out consent as “sexual battery.”
“By passing this invoice, we’re underlining the significance of consent,” the governor’s workplace stated in a tweet.
Cristina Garcia, a member of the California meeting who launched the invoice, stated it ensures that “stealthing is not solely immoral however unlawful.”
The California legislation is the primary within the nation to particularly ban “stealthing,” which might expose a companion to undesirable being pregnant or sexually transmitted illnesses.
Below the invoice, an individual commits sexual battery who “causes contact between a sexual organ, from which a condom has been eliminated, and the intimate a part of one other who didn’t verbally consent to the condom being eliminated.”
An offender is responsible for punitive damages that might be awarded by a court docket.
The follow of “stealthing” attracted consideration in the US after a paper was printed by a doctoral scholar, Alexandra Brodsky, in 2017 within the Columbia Journal of Gender and Legislation.
Brodsky’s paper famous that there have been on-line boards that supplied info on the right way to efficiently commit “stealthing,” a few of which have been subsequently shut down.
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