California Governor Signs Sexual Crime Laws on Non-consensual Condom Removal, and Spousal Rape Exception into Law

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s Assembly Bill No. 453 into law on Thursday making it illegal to remove a condom during sexual intercourse, without a partner’s verbal consent, a crime.

The new law makes the practice called “stealthing, or the removal of a condom without consent a crime of sexual battery.

Governor Newsom also signed Assembly Bill 1171 which eliminates the “spousal rape exception” and  ensure(s) that ‘spousal rape’ is treated and punished, as seriously as  the rape of a non-spouse,” 

Democratic California State Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia authored both bills.

Editors Note: Story “CALIFORNIA-SEX-CRIME-LAWS” corrected on 09.10.2021 07:35


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