California legislature passes bill reducing penalties for adults having oral, anal sex with minors

California legislature passes bill reducing penalties for adults having oral, anal sex with minors
State Sen. Scott Weiner and friends (Image via Twitter)

California leads the nation in its governmentally sanctioned abuse of young children. If this sounds overly dramatic, consider a sex ed curriculum implemented last year by the California Board of Education that includes sexually explicit content on fisting, blood play, oral sex, more. Instruction in these “life skills,” moreover, begins at the kindergarten level, and in some cases, parental knowledge or consent is not required.

Still not convinced? Then get a load of SB 145, which passed both legislative houses and is on its way to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is almost certain to sign it into law. According to station KUSI, the law “would remove the requirement for offenders to register as a sex offender after committing certain sex acts with minors within a 10-year age difference.”

The bill was introduced by State Sen. Scott Weiner, who says it was designed to treat LGBT offenders the same as heterosexual offenders. “Discrimination against LGBT people is simply not the California way,” Weiner said, according to the San Francisco Examiner. He adds:

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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.

Under current law, Weiner notes, while it is an offense for a person 15 to 17 years to have sex with a partner within 10 years of his age, the offender does not have to register as a sex offender so long as the intercourse was penile-vaginal. Other forms of intercourse such as oral and anal intercourse, meanwhile, require sex offender registration. The current law, Weiner submits, disproportionately targets young LGBT people, who usually cannot engage in vaginal intercourse. (RELATED: It’s becoming politically incorrect to denounce pedophilia)

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