SENATE DEMOCRATS STAND UP AGAINST REVENGE PORN

RICHMOND - This morning, on a 11-3-1 vote, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee passed Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-Loudoun)'s bill, SB 1210, to create a civil cause of action against individuals who knowingly capture nude images or video of non-consenting victims.

Said Senator Wexton, "This legislation is an important step towards addressing the perverse rape culture that far too often goes ignored. Victims of these kinds of sexual exploitation suffer irreparable harm and must be able to petition courts for compensatory and punitive damages."

Said Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke), "We must work to keep Virginians safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. Capturing lewd materials without consent is unacceptable and victims must have judicial recourses available to them. That is why I am proud to support this bill."
 
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