California Quietly Adopts Landmark Condom Law Protecting Sex Workers

September 26, 2014 9:04 PM

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Last week, without any fanfare or media attention, California became the first state in the nation to adopt a law aiming to protect sex workers from having condoms used against them as evidence in court. But while advocates applaud the legislation as a step in the right direction, they caution that the measure as written doesn’t go far enough.

“It's great that the California legislature has contemplated this issue and taken it seriously,” Sienna Baskin, managing director of the Sex Worker Project at the Urban Justice Center, told The Huffington Post. “That said, I do think a more comprehensive bill would be more effective.”

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