California Dems hope Gavin Newsom will sign their bill that would take things easier on LGBT sexual predators – twitchy.com

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Since the State of California doesn’t have enough issues, how ’bout we throw another log on the fire?

This is fine.

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Currently, while consensual sex between 15- to 17-year-olds and a partner within 10 years of age is illegal, vaginal intercourse between the two does not require an offender to register as a sex offender. Other forms of intercourse such as oral and anal intercourse require sex offender registration.

That practice, according to [Democratic State Sen. Scott] Wiener, disproportionately targets young LGBT people, who usually cannot engage in vaginal intercourse.

“This bill is about treating everyone equally under the law. Discrimination against LGBT people is simply not the California way. These laws were put in place during a more conservative and anti-LGBT time in California’s history. They have ruined people’s lives and made it harder for them to get jobs, secure housing, and live productive lives. It is time we update these laws and treat everyone equally,” he said.

In cases involving vaginal intercourse, a judge will typically decide based on the facts of the case whether registration is warranted, whereas in the other cases, sex offender registration is mandatory.

According to Wiener, SB 145 would not change the legality of the forms of intercourse and would not change the potential sentence for having sex with an underage person. Instead, the bill would give judges the ability to evaluate whether the accused be required to register as a sex offender.

So, if we’re understanding this correctly, because California doesn’t think heterosexual sexual predators necessarily need to be registered as sex offenders, LGBT sexual predators shouldn’t necessarily need to be either?

We probably shouldn’t be too surprised, though:

Take a bow, Scott Wiener! And everyone who voted for him.

We don’t blame you.





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