California state senator and LGBT activist Scott Wiener, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, is utilizing the final weeks of the legislative session to rally supporters behind SB145, a bill he introduced in 2019 that “stalled” in committee. Wiener’s law would permit “judges’ discretion over sex-offender registration in all cases involving voluntary intercourse between teenagers 14 to 17, who cannot legally consent, and adults who are less than ten years older.” Wiener wants to decriminalize gay intercourse between adults and minors in certain cases, claiming that California’s current laws discriminate against the LGBT community. From the Chronicle:
If a man has vaginal intercourse with an underage teenage girl, the judge can decide whether he should be placed on the sex offender registry based on the facts of the case. But if anal or oral sex, or vaginal penetration with anything other than a penis, is involved, the adult must register as a sex offender — a relic of a penal code that criminalized those acts until 1975, even between consenting adults.
According to Wiener, the current law is “horrific homophobia” and “ruins people’s lives.” He told the San Francisco Examiner, “It makes no sense. It disproportionately impacts LGBTQ people because LGBTQ people are far less likely to be engaging in penile, vaginal intercourse.”
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