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CA Passes Law Protecting Gay Sex Between Adults and Minors

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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.”

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“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.”

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