By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law Thursday which makes it illegal to secretly remove a condom during sex.

Assembly Bill 453, which was first introduced back in February by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), makes removing a condom during sex, without verbal consent from your partner, an act of sexual battery under the state’s civil code.

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Anyone who violates the law can be sued by their sexual partner.

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“The law makes a person who commits a sexual battery pursuant to those provisions liable for damages and equitable relief,” the bill reads.

The bill passed with unanimous approval in the State Assembly by a 73-0 vote last month, and also passed unanimously in the State Senate by 37-0.

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California is the first state in the nation to pass such a law, according to the Associated Press.