Last week, California lawmakers passed a bill that would lower the penalties for adults who have oral or anal sex with a willing same-sex minor child if the sex offender is within ten years of the age of the victim.
Fox LA writer Bill Melugin tweeted about the passage of the bill on Monday.
Last night the CA State Legislature passed #SB145 and it now goes to Gov. Newsom. It would lower the penalties for adults who have sex w/ willing same-sex minors. Judge could decide if adult has to register as sex offender if the offender is within 10 years of age of victim.
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 1, 2020
The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).
Breitbart reports – According to SB 145, the legislation “would exempt from mandatory registration” as a sex offender “a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register.”
The measure would allow a judge to decide if an adult who engages in oral or anal sex with a child must register as a sex offender if that person is within ten years of the age of the victim.
The San Francisco Examiner reported about Democrat Senator Scott Weiner, who introduced the bill in January 2019.
The state bill introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, could possibly change the way young offenders, specifically those who identify as LGBT, are put on the state’s sex offender registry list, Wiener’s office announced Tuesday.
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 Wiener, disproportionately targets young LGBT people, who usually cannot engage in vaginal intercourse.
Senate Bill 145 would put an end to “blatant discrimination against young LGBT people engaged in consensual activity,” Wiener said in a statement.
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.
The change, Wiener’s office contends, would result in the equal treatment of straight and LGBT young people and end the stigmatization of LGBT sexual relationships.
SB 145 is being sponsored by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and Los Angeles-based LGBT civil rights organization Equality California. The bill was co-authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton.
CA Senator Scott Wiener shot back against criticism for his bill on Twitter by calling those who object to his sick bill, part of a “massive misinformation campaign by MAGA/QAnon,” hilariously dismissing their legitimate concerns by attempting to reduce them to right-wing conspiracy theorists.
The bill is the subject of a massive misinformation campaign by MAGA/QAnon.
Here are the facts per AP: https://t.co/SSdLH0rS3V
— Senator Scott Wiener (@Scott_Wiener) September 2, 2020
AP “fact-checkers” are fighting back against anyone who suggests the bill legalizes pedophilia.
SB 145 would expand an existing California law involving statutory rape with vaginal sex to cover anal and oral sex too.
Currently, in California, voluntary sex between a teenager age 14 to 17 and an adult within 10 years of their age is treated differently depending on the sex act. In cases of vaginal sex, the law allows a judge to decide whether or not the adult should have to register as a sex offender. In cases of anal and oral sex, the adult must register as a sex offender.
SB 145 would expand the law, giving judges discretion in cases of voluntary anal and oral sex between a teenager age 14 and 17 and an adult no more than 10 years older.
The fact that a judge decides if a person who has sexual relations with a minor must register as a sex offender (or not) should be of concern for every American who cares about our children.