BREAKING: CA Gov Signs Legislation Protecting Rights Of Sex Workers

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 233, legislation meant to protect sex workers from prosecution in certain situations, into law, reports Jurist.

SB 233 will protect sex workers who report being a victim or witness of a serious felony, including sexual battery, assault, domestic violence, extortion and human trafficking, from being charged with certain offenses related to prostitution or a misdemeanor violation of the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act.

Additionally, SB 233 bans using possession of condoms as evidence of sex work. Prior California law had mechanisms that allowed possession of condoms as evidence in certain situations.