State lawmakers move to classify “stealthing” as rape – CBS News
A California lawmaker wants to expand the definition of rape to include.
California state Rep. Cristina Garcia introduced a new bill, AB 1033, on Monday that aims to classify stealthing as a form of sexual assault, describing it as violating consent, exposing victims to CBS SF Bay Area reports.and ,
“Stealthing is rape,” Garcia said in a statement. “Penetration without consent is rape.”
Garcia said California law does not currently acknowledge the act of stealthing, but that it should. Stealthing refers not only to the removal of a condom during sex, but also to tampering with a condom without consent.
Wisconsin state Rep. Melissa Sargent has introduced a bill to acknowledge stealthing as rape in her state, as well. The Associated Press reports it would require sexual partners’ consent to removing contraceptive devices.
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