Author: Samantha Michaels

California to Become First State to Ban Nonconsensual Condom Removal—or “Stealthing”

California is on the cusp of becoming the first state to outlaw “stealthing,” the depressingly common practice of removing a condom during sex without verbal consent. Earlier this week, lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom a bill that would add stealthing to California’s civil definition of sexual battery. That would give people a chance to sue […]

New Poll Shows California Voters Want to Keep Gov. Gavin Newsom

With just a handful of days before voting closes in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom can probably breathe a little easier: The latest polling suggests he’s poised to easily beat the Republican-led effort to recall him, a big change from this summer, when pollsters indicated that Californians were almost evenly split on the question. A University […]