Oct 7 (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a invoice on Thursday that prohibits “stealthing,” or removing a condom during sex with out consent, making it a civil sexual battery offense.
It’s the first anti-stealthing law within the nation, the Sacramento Bee reported. The invoice handed the Senate and the Meeting a month in the past with out opposition, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, the invoice’s sponsor, mentioned in an announcement.
“I have been working on the issue of ‘stealthing’ since 2017 and I am elated that there is now some accountability for those who perpetrate the act. Sexual assaults, especially those on women of color, are perpetually swept under the rug,” Garcia mentioned in an announcement when the invoice handed.
Garcia cited a research by Yale College that known as stealthing “a grave violation of dignity and autonomy” and mentioned circumstances affecting ladies and homosexual males have been on the rise.
Individuals discovered responsible of removing a condom with out consent might be accountable for common, particular and punitive damages, the law states.
Reporting by Daniel Trotta; modifying by Simon Cameron-Moore
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