Assemblymembers Garcia & Low, Lt. Governor Kounalakis, Women’s Justice Advocates & Reform Minded Prosecutors Celebrate Overwhelming Passage of AB 1171 “Spousal Rape” on the Assembly Floor

After a fierce fight to get “Spousal Rape” bill heard on the Assembly Floor, the vote is overwhelming 74-0. The modernization of California’s archaic spousal rape code is one step closer to passage.

For immediate release:

(Sacramento)–Yesterday, California State Assemblymembers voted overwhelmingly in favor of modernizing and equalizing California’s spousal rape law. A strong coalition of woman’s justice advocates and reform minded prosecutors joined bill author and Chair of Legislative Woman’s Caucus Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens) in celebrating the overwhelming vote, “From the beginning of our efforts, we have been clear that rape is rape. And a marriage license is not an excuse for committing one of society’s most violent and sadistic crimes. AB 1171 will put the power of law to help enforce that truth!” said Assemblymember Garcia.

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