By Ethan Huff
A handful of leftist politicians in California recently introduced a new bill that they claim will “end blatant discrimination against LGBT young people regarding California’s sex offender registry.” But the devil is in the details, as the bill would actually protect adult sex offenders who prey upon and assault minors.
State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) reportedly co-introduced the legislation, dubbed Senate Bill 145, which would explicitly exempt sexual predators who are within 10 years of age of their minor victims from automatically having to register as sex offenders in the state’s official database.
As it currently stands in California, cases of illegal sexual intercourse between teenagers age 15 and over and others within 10 years of their age are treated on a case-by-case basis, and don’t necessarily require, in every case, that the older partners register as sex offenders. But the same isn’t true for other illegal sexual acts between adults and minors, including sexual relations between homosexuals and children as well as transgenders and children.
“This bill would authorize a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors to seek discretionary relief from the duty to register if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor,” SB 145 states.
So, a 20-year-old homosexual can now get away with molesting a 10-year-old boy in California because prosecuting this adult offender would constitute “blatant discrimination against LGBT young people?”