Sacramento OKs bill that makes kids ‘subject to predators’

Posted on September 2, 2020 7:43 am

Sacramento OKs bill that makes kids ‘subject to predators’

Greg Burt

Sacramento, Calif. — California legislature finished its 2020 session this week by passing a bill to reduce the penalties on adults who have consensual sex with minors as young as 14 years of age.

Senate Bill 145‘s author, LGBT Caucus Chair Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), said the bill was necessary because current law is harsher if the crime involved homosexual sex between a young adult and a minor as opposed to heterosexual sex.

No Republicans were persuaded by the argument. Nor were some powerful Democrats, such as Assembly Appropriation Committee Chair Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego).

“Any sex is sex. I don’t care who it is between or what sex act it is. That being said, 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 register-able offense,” said Gonzalez, her voice cracking with emotion.

“We should never give up on this idea that children are not, should be in any way subject to a predator. And that is what it is…. Give me a situation where a 24-year-old had sex with a 14-year-old, any kind of sex, and it wasn’t predatory. Any example and I have yet to see it.”

(Watch the Monday hearing yourself. The original video is here, starting at 11:24.)

Assemblyman Steven Choi , a former teacher, spoke passionately against the bill.

“In the age of historic sex trafficking and child trafficking here in California, I think this bill is entirely inappropriate,” Choi told his fellow members of the Assembly on Monday.

“I don’t understand why a 24-year-old volunteer coach should not have to register as a sex offender for being with a 15-year-old student. Statutory rape should be a register-able offense either way. … This is unbelievable. What kind of a bill is this? This is intolerable.”

Specifically, SB 145 gives judges discretion over whether to make an adult register as a sex offender if they had anal or oral sex with a willing minor. The discretion is only allowed if the minor victim is 14-year-old or older and the statutory rapist is less than ten years older.

That means a judge can give a break to a 24-year-old who seduces a same-sex 14-year-old. The law currently and wrongly gives the same judicial discretion to similar statutory rape cases if the victim and perpetrator had vaginal sex. The bill barely passed the Assembly with a vote of 41-25, and passed the Senate 23-10. See votes here.

This bill is especially concerning in light of how many LGBT organizations are sponsoring social events between young teenagers and young adults. For instance, the LGBTQ Connection in Sonoma County hosted a “Love is Love” dance for LGBTQ youth ages 11-20 two years ago.

The Rainbow Community Center in Concord held an LGBTQ Youth Rally for 11-25 year-olds. The LGBT Center of Orange County holds events for “allied youth leaders ages 14-24.” See details on these events and other LGBT events here.

 

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mlopez
mlopez
2 years ago

Why would my comment be awaiting approval? What sort of site is this where cdensorship runs freely.

mlopez
mlopez
2 years ago

If discrpency is the problem, increase the penalities for hetrosexual predators.

fritz
fritz
2 years ago

Wait, wait, wait for it: Look at the ambulance chasing lawyer asking constantly on TV and elsewhere: “Were you a Boy Scout sexually abused by a …..?” Now, when some boy-child does not get that new Porsche as promised after getting a hefty buggering, will he seek to ‘report the perv? California is a toilet bowl brush…

Brian Willess
Brian Willess
2 years ago

Laws do not fix things. They merely reflect/reveal the state of the people.

we're. phucked
we're. phucked
2 years ago

Guy named Weiner wants to legalize Child Rape.

Spooky1i
Spooky1i
2 years ago

Just like undoing the smith munt act in 2012 to cover their asses for lying this is being done to cover their asses for pedophilia.

Brian Willess
Brian Willess
2 years ago
Reply to  Spooky1i

cover their rear. no need to be vulgar.

Tony
Tony
2 years ago

Thanks be to the Lord that the 7 last plagues are soon to arrive.

4ever49
4ever49
2 years ago

Scott “Weiner” thinks this bill is necessary??
How damned creepy can this stuff get?

bill
bill
2 years ago

i just don’t know why people aren’t calling this era:

“the reprobate revolution”

Fred Santini
Fred Santini
2 years ago

This should instigate an investigation into der weiner’s off duty activities.

Dean
Dean
2 years ago

There should be a predator for Wiener, something or someone who stalks him relentlessly, ready to snatch the life out of him.

airstrike
airstrike
2 years ago
Reply to  Dean

Predator Drone should suffice

Fred
Fred
2 years ago

This is Democrat incrementalism. They are getting bolder by the day. This started off as equal rights for gays. It will get progressively worse in every catagory. If you vote for anything or anyone Democrat, then you are complicit.

showandtell
showandtell
2 years ago

For all the Dems’ talk of “it’s for the children, it’s for the children,” here is one more example to clearly show they DO NOT CARE what happens to children or how they are brutalized, either physically or mentally.

Last edited 2 years ago by showandtell
Axe-victim
Axe-victim
2 years ago

The voting public takes it in the ass again.

fritz
fritz
2 years ago

The face of a pedophile writing laws that benefit himself and his ilk. Had enough of California or does the smell of human sickness hover in sync with the hell fire engulfing a once great state? A pox on this turd and his “Stool Softener” laws.