Thursday, February 11, 2021

California may make it illegal to remove a condom without consent

If passed, AB 453 would categorize stealthing as a form of sexual battery and allow survivors to sue for emotional and physical damages.


The bill would amend the state definition of sexual battery to include a person "who causes contact between a penis, from which a condom has been removed, and the intimate part of another who did not verbally consent to the condom being removed."

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) told the Los Angeles Times that, while stealthing has been an existing problem, it has gone unrecognized legally because of its covert nature.

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