Asm. Garcia, Asm. Low, Women’s Advocates, and Progressive Prosecutors Urge an Immediate Hearing for AB 812 to Modernize California’s Archaic “Spousal Rape” Designation

Coalition declares “Rape is Rape” regardless of marital status, demands AB 812 be immediately heard

For immediate release:

(Sacramento) — Today, Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Kolieka Seigle of California NOW and a coalition of reform-minded California prosecutors — District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar (San Joaquin County), DA George Gascón (Los Angeles County), DA Chesa Boudin (County and City of San Francisco), and DA Jeff Rosen (Santa Clara County) — are calling for an immediate hearing in the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Assembly Bill (AB) 812, a progressive update of the state’s outdated “spousal rape” statutes.

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