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CA Passes Unthinkable Law Protecting Gay Sex Between Adults and Minors


The California legislature passed a law on Monday relaxing sex offender registry requirements for sodomy and other sexual acts with minors in efforts to end “discrimination against LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry,” according to the bill’s sponsor.


Democratic California state Sen. Scott Weiner, a gay politician who represents San Francisco, first introduced SB 145 in January 2019.


Under the bill, which has not been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, adults who are convicted of having sex with a minor less than 10 years younger than they are would not be automatically added to the sex offender registry, the San Fransisco Chronicle reported.

Though minors cannot legally consent to sex in California, Wiener’s bill would allow a judge to decide whether or not to place an adult on the sex offender registry if a teenager between the ages of 14 and 17 had sex with that adult.


Current California law requires that adults must register as sex offenders if they are convicted of having sex with a minor, though a judge may decide whether to place an adult male not more than 10 years older than the minor on the registry if he has sex with a teenage girl, according to the Chronicle.


In 2015, the California Supreme Court argued that such intercourse can lead to pregnancy and that requiring a father to register as a sex offender may inhibit his ability to find a job and support his child.


The legislation passed the California Assembly by a bare minimum vote of 41-18 before passing 23-10 in the state Senate, though some lawmakers raised concerns that the bill allows for mistreatment of minors.

“I cannot in my mind as a mother understand how sex between a 24-year-old and a 14-year-old could ever be consensual, how it could ever not be a registrable offense,” Democratic California state Rep. Lorena Gonzalez said.

“We should never give up on this idea that children should be in no way subject to a predator.”


“SB 145 ends discrimination against #LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry,” Weiner wrote in a Tuesday tweet.


“Currently, these youth are forced onto the registry for consensual sex — even if a judge doesn’t think it’s appropriate — in situations where straight youth are not. This discrimination destroys lives.”


In 2015, the California Supreme Court argued that vaginal intercourse can lead to pregnancy and that requiring a father to register as a sex offender may inhibit his ability to support his child and find a job through social stigmatization, according to the Chronicle.


SB 145 passed the California Assembly by a bare minimum vote of 41-18 before passing 23-10 in the state Senate, the Chronicle reported, though some lawmakers raised concerns that the bill allows for mistreatment of minors.


“I cannot in my mind as a mother understand how sex between a 24-year-old and a 14-year-old could ever be consensual, how it could ever not be a registrable offense,” Democratic California state Rep. Lorena Gonzalez said, according to the Chronicle. “We should never give up on this idea that children should be in no way subject to a predator.”


Though minors cannot legally consent to sex in California, Wiener’s bill would allow a judge to decide whether or not to place an adult on the sex-offender registry if a teenager between the ages of 14 to 17 had sex with that adult.


“SB 145 ends discrimination against #LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry,” Weiner said in a Tuesday tweet. “Currently, these youth are forced onto the registry for consensual sex — even if a judge doesn’t think it’s appropriate — in situations where straight youth are not. This discrimination destroys lives.”


Wiener did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.


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Bryan Seidita
Bryan Seidita
05 sep. 2020

More sick CRP!

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This law has nothing to do with gay sex any more than it does with heterosexual sex. Why are you singling out gay people with that headline and the irrelevant reference to the gay identity of one politician who supported the law? Are you intentionally trying to agitate anti-gay bias? When people say Trump and all his supporters are bigots, this one of the reasons why.

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Joe Bridges
Joe Bridges
04 sep. 2020

Sodom and Gomorrah in the making!!

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Joanne Justino Cox
Joanne Justino Cox
04 sep. 2020

What the hell is wrong with all you bloody Democrats, do you really think this is a good thing, you have no heart, no feeling for children, jo reguard for what this will do to a young person. You idiots in california need to detach yourself from the rest of the Union, you belong in a class of your own. No respect, reguard or care for anyone but yourself, your sickening, disgusting and the entire state needs to fall off into the Pacific

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What ever happened to child molesters and sex-offenders? Is California completely crazy or do they truly believe this will help their world?

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