California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday signed a bill calling for non-consensual removal of a condom during illegal intercourse to “stealth” illegally.
why it matters: The move makes California the first state to ban the act. The New York Times reports.
- The newspaper called the act a “serious violation of dignity and autonomy”.
- A study in 2019 found that 12% women was a victim of theft and another study found that 10% of men accepted To steal.
What are they saying: “This law is the first of its kind in the country, but I urge other states to follow California’s guidelines and make clear that stealing is not only immoral, but illegal.” .
- “More importantly, I encourage all of us not to shy away from important conversations about consent so that we can reduce the number of victims,” Garcia said.
- Newsom’s Office tweeted In support of the bill saying that it “[underlines] The importance of consent.”