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.READ MORE: FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Emergency Use Authorization For Johnson & Johnson Booster
Anyone who violates the law can be sued by their sexual partner.READ MORE: Some Parent Groups Proposing Monday 'Sit-Outs' At Schools To Protest Against Vaccine Mandates
“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.MORE NEWS: Section Of MacArthur Park To Close To Begin Repairs, Maintenance Work
California is the first state in the nation to pass such a law, according to the Associated Press.