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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/12/20 6:28 AM 
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August 12, 2020

         "The legislation, titled the "Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund," claims that over 218,000 Californians identify as transgender; it also states that, in California, "27 percent, or 796,000, of youth 12 to 17, inclusive, years of age are viewed as gender nonconforming by their peers at school."

https://justthenews.com/government/state-houses/new-california-law-would-distribute-grants-clinics-offering-transgender

California law would distribute grants to clinics offering transgender hormones to children

A law quietly under consideration in the California statehouse would direct state-funded grants to clinics that in some cases could be distributing sterilizing hormones to children as young as 12 years old. 

AB-2218, a bill passed by the California State Assembly in June and currently being reviewed by the state Senate, would establish a state-controlled "Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund" for the purpose of "funding grants, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to transgender-led ... organizations and hospitals, health care clinics, and other medical providers that provide gender-conforming health care services," according to the text of the law. 

The legislation, titled the "Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund," claims that over 218,000 Californians identify as transgender; it also states that, in California, "27 percent, or 796,000, of youth 12 to 17, inclusive, years of age are viewed as gender nonconforming by their peers at school."

Along with numerous other provisions, the grants under the law would be distributed to a "hospital, health care clinic, or other medical provider that currently provides gender-affirming health care services, such as hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery, to continue providing those services," as well as to "a hospital, health care clinic, or other medical provider that will establish a program that offers gender-affirming health care services and has an established relationship with a Trans-led organization that will lead in establishing the program."

The law as originally written had allocated $15,000,000 to the "equity fund"; at some point in its pass through the assembly, that provision was crossed out, ultimately leaving the total amount to be distributed at the discretion of the legislature itself. 

Funding would be for 'all' transgender Californians, including children

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"This bill does not specifically focus on children nor are they the goal population of this bill," De La Cuadra said. "This bill is for ALL [transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex] people, young people included."

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/14/20 4:21 AM 
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August 14, 2020

        "Adams challenged the St. John’s County School Board after being instructed to use a gender-neutral restroom rather than the boy’s restroom at her high school."

        Look at that, the school had a gender neutral bathroom and 1) that wasn't good enough for that brat troublemaker, and 2) the Federal court went along with the brat. That is really incredible. It seems to me, that IF this court doesn't want to be hypocritical (silly thought - it's obviously a liberal court), THEN that GIRL should also be allowed to use the boys showers...while the boys are in there. Parents, are you really going to allow your children to attend such a school?

https://www.breitbart.com/education/2020/08/10/federal-appeals-court-rules-favor-pro-transgender-bathroom-policy/

Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Pro-Transgender Bathroom Policy

Transgender students should be permitted to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity — rather than their biological sex — a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.

The federal appeals court ruled in favor of Drew Adams, a transgender teen who identifies as a male. Adams challenged the St. John’s County School Board after being instructed to use a gender-neutral restroom rather than the boy’s restroom at her high school.

Adams began her freshman year at Nease High School in 2015 and used the boy’s restroom until school officials were alerted of the unconventional situation. Adams, with the help of Lambda Legal, launched a lawsuit in 2017 and found favor with the court in 2018. The judge at the time determined that Adams did not pose a threat to either the “privacy or safety of any of his fellow students” and stated that “the law requires that he be treated like any other boy.”

The school district appealed the decision, which was taken to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court ruled in Adams’ favor last week.

Per the Tampa Bay Times:

On Friday, the 11th Circuit issued a 2-1 decision in Adams’ favor written by U.S. Circuit Judge Beverly Martin. She cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s June Bostock vs. Clayton County decision, which found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The court ruled that the school’s “policy of exclusion” constitutes discrimination under Title IX, concluding that Title IX “prohibits discrimination against a person because he is transgender, because this constitutes discrimination based on sex.”

The policy “places a special burden on transgender students because their gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth,” Martin wrote.

 “A public school may not punish its students for gender nonconformity. Neither may a public school harm transgender students by establishing arbitrary, separate rules for their restroom use,” Martin, an Obama appointee, wrote in the ruling.

“The evidence at trial confirms that Mr. Adams suffered both these indignities,” the judge continued. “The record developed in the District Court shows that the School Board failed to honor Mr. Adams’s rights under the Fourteenth Amendment and Title IX.”

U.S. Circuit Judge William Pryor, an appointee of George W. Bush, penned the dissent, concluding that the majority opinion “distorts the [school board’s] policy, misunderstands the legal claims asserted, and rewrites well-established precedent.” Pryor also took issue with the majority opinion’s fundamental interpretation of Title IX, noting that sex “has never meant gender identity.”

Per Court House News:

Pryor went on to argue that Congress could not have intended the term “sex” to include gender identity when the law was enacted in 1972 because the medical community at that time “was firmly opposed to sex reassignment surgery.”

Pryor added that the majority “does not offer a meaningful way to distinguish this appeal from one that challenges sex-separated bathrooms and locker rooms.”

“Ultimately, if the privacy interest at stake is untethered from using the bathroom away from the opposite sex or from biological differences between the sexes, then no justification exists for separating bathrooms—or any related facility—by sex,” Pryor cautioned.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/16/20 10:24 AM 
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August 16, 2020

       "The educrats who run the Fairfax public schools have advised parents there not to hire tutors or organize informal homeschool "pods" to replace the shuttered schools because some parents cannot afford to do so, and that would be "unfair."

       And don't fight terrorists with helicopters and jets, because the terrorists don't have those, and that would be unfair.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/08/fairfax_county_virginia_public_schools_tell_parents_not_to_hire_tutors_because_it_is_unfair_to_kids_whose_parents_cant_afford_them_.html

Fairfax County, Virginia public schools tell parents not to hire tutors because it is unfair to kids whose parents can’t afford them

If you had any doubt that hard-left ideologues run government school systems in many (most?) places, take a look at Fairfax County, Virginia's most populous county, with over a million residents, one of the richest counties in the United States with an average household income well over one hundred thousand dollars.

The educrats who run the Fairfax public schools have advised parents there not to hire tutors or organize informal homeschool "pods" to replace the shuttered schools because some parents cannot afford to do so, and that would be "unfair."

Here are some key excerpts:

Across the country, many parents are joining together to engage private tutors (who are often school teachers) to provide tutoring or home instruction for small groups of children. While there is no systematic way to track these private efforts, it's clear that a number of "pandemic pods" or tutoring pods are being established in Fairfax County.

We are aware of these tutoring pods, as well as some accompanying community concerns. To be clear, these instructional efforts are not supported by or in any way controlled by FCPS…. 

While FCPS doesn't and can't control these private tutoring groups, we do have concerns that they may widen the gap in educational access and equity for all students. Many parents cannot afford private instruction. Many working families can't provide transportation to and from a tutoring pod, even if they could afford to pay for the service.

We have received some requests from parents who would like to cluster groups or pods of students together with a specific teacher. From both a logistical perspective, and in the interest of educational equity, FCPS cannot accommodate such requests. 

In other words, parents who strive to educate their children are being unfair to parents who don't because their children will have an advantage.  This is insanity.  By the same logic, parents who remain married and raise their children in intact families are being unfair to children whose parents cannot maintain their marriage, because many studies show that children with a mother and father at home do better.  Taking the logic even farther, parents who don't become drug addicts are being unfair to children whose parents enslave themselves to heroin, crack, methamphetamine, or even alcohol.

Everyone must descend to the lowest common denominator in the interest of "equity."  After all, responsible behavior leads to "gaps" with the children of the worst parents.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/18/20 8:24 AM 
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August 18, 2020

        "The crazed mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas was to continue the chemical castration of their son to transition James Younger into “Luna.” Dr, Georgulas actually admitted in court that she is not the biological mother of James and his twin brother Jude. She used in-vitro fertilization with a donor egg."

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/update-judge-orders-texas-father-pay-5000-month-ex-wife-can-transition-son-james-girl-named-luna/

Judge Orders Texas Father to Pay $5,000 a Month So His Ex-Wife Can “Transition” Son James Into a Girl Named “Luna”

A Dallas judge this week issued an order allowing Anne Georgulas power over her 8-year-old son James Younger’s medical decisions.

As previously reported, the mother of 8-year-old James wanted to start the boy on puberty blockers and eventually cross-sex hormones. The boy’s father, Jeffrey Younger vowed to keep fighting to protect his son after a jury last year ruled against him in his court case to save his son James from gender “transition.”

The crazed mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas was to continue the chemical castration of their son to transition James Younger into “Luna.”

Dr, Georgulas actually admitted in court that she is not the biological mother of James and his twin brother Jude. She used in-vitro fertilization with a donor egg.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announced last fall that the Texas Attorney General’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services were looking into the horrific case involving James Younger and his abusive mother who is working to castrate her son.

A video of James Younger when he was only 3 years old surfaced revealing that his mother put dresses on him and painted his fingernails when the child was just an infant!

The abuse from the mother all started because James liked a toy from the movie ‘Frozen’ meant for little girls. It is totally normal for little boys to play with girls toys; it does not mean they want to be castrated and ‘transition’ into a girl.

When asked if he was a boy or a girl, James, then only 3 years old answered, “girl.”
He said his mom told him he’s a girl.

Now Jeffrey Younger is being forced to pay his ex-wife $5,000 a month to pay for his son’s “transition” and counseling in addition to a $10,000 retainer required by the counselor.

Judge Mary Brown issued the order without a proper hearing.

Life Site reported:

Yesterday, a Dallas judge took away Jeffrey Younger’s say in his son James’ medical, psychological, and psychiatric care, giving that power to James’ mother, who wants to “transition” him into a “girl.” After receiving national attention in October 2019, the bitter parental dispute had ultimately resulted in both parents getting a say in decisions regarding James and his twin, Jude; this ruling effectively reverses that.

James Younger’s mother, Dr. Anne Georgulas, will now be able to enroll the eight-year-old in school as a “girl” named “Luna” and subject him to transgender medical procedures.

Yesterday, Judge Mary Brown, who was appointed to the case in January, granted Georgulas’ requests to force Mr. Younger to pay for counseling for James and Jude and attend family counseling. Mr. Younger previously objected to both of these requests as he was not allowed a say in the selection of the boys’ counselor or the family counselor.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/20/20 4:46 AM 
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August 20, 2020

         "Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls"

https://www.wnd.com/2020/08/kamala-harris-wants-guys-compete-girls-sports/

Kamala Harris wants guys to compete in girls' sports

Biden has pledged to get Equality Act signed into law within first 100 days

Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris co-sponsored a bill that would force public schools to allow biologically male athletes who identify as transgender on girls’ sports teams.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris as his running mate on Tuesday. In March 2019, Harris cosponsored the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under federal anti-discrimination law.

Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls, as both supporters and opponents of the bill have acknowledged.

Biden has pledged to get the Equality Act signed into law within his first 100 days in office, making the Democratic ticket united on the issue of forcing schools to allow some biologically male athletes into female athletics.

The Equality Act passed the House with unanimous Democratic support in May 2019, but never came up for a floor vote in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Democrats have a strong chance of retaking the Senate in November, according to poll watchrers. Furthermore, prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have embraced the possibility of eliminating the filibuster in the Senate, which would lower the threshold needed to pass most legislation from 60 votes to 50 votes.

President Donald Trump’s Department of Education sided with high school girls suing the state of Connecticut over its transgender policy and his Department of Justice threw its support behind an Idaho law restricting girls’ sports to biological females.

Less than a third of Americans believe biological males who identify as transgender should be allowed to compete on girls’ sports teams, a November 2019 poll showed.

Another poll released a month prior, in October 2019, found that Americans said by a 57-20 margin that male athletes who self-identify as transgender have competitive advantages over female athletes.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/21/20 4:29 AM 
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August 21, 2020

         "As noted by numerous health experts, the use of cross-sex hormones and surgeries for adolescents would permanently destroy their reproductive systems, a fact which AB2218 backers seem inclined to ignore."

          As horrible as it is, and while it is a major crime before God, it is not as big a sin before God as turning people into homosexuals.

https://presscalifornia.com/2020/08/17/california-fund-youth-sterilization/

Broke California wants to fund youth sterilizations and sex changes

State senators complain opponents are fear-mongering

The California Senate will consider legislation soon to use taxpayer funds to pay for hormone blockers and sex change operations for minors. The bill, after passing the Senate Health Committee by a 7-1 vote last week, now moves to the Senate Appropriation Committee and then to the floor of the Senate before the end of the month.

As noted by numerous health experts, the use of cross-sex hormones and surgeries for adolescents would permanently destroy their reproductive systems, a fact which AB2218 backers seem inclined to ignore.

The author, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), and the other Senators on the committee complained about being inundated with phone calls from voters telling them not to sterilizes children.

“Let me be very clear and get the record straight,” Santiago said forcefully and repeatedly at the hearing. “Nothing, I will repeat, talks about sterilizing kids. Nothing, I will repeat, in this bill points to anything to do with children… I think it is fear-mongering and good for sound bites.”

Sentiments from Health Committee members repeated the same message. “I got hundreds and hundreds of calls asking me not to support something that sterilizes children,” Rubio told the committee. “So after those calls, I decided to read the bill very, very carefully and I didn’t find anything about sterilizing children.”

Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) expressed pity for her callers. “I felt bad for the people who were calling to ask us to vote no because I do think they were misled.”

“By approving AB 2218, members of the Health Committee got it wrong,” said California Family Council President Jonathan Keller. “At best, these senators are ignorant of how California gender clinics are already sterilizing children and young adults. If not, they are flatly refusing to acknowledge how this bill will fund these dangerous procedures.”

“Gender clinics claim to treat gender dysphoria in pre-pubescent children with puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones,” Keller continued. “You don’t need to be a doctor to know that a child who doesn’t experience puberty will likely be sterile for life.”

The text of AB 2218 reads, “The grants shall be available to a hospital, health care clinic, or other medical providers that currently provides gender-affirming health care services, such as hormone therapy or gender reassignment surgery.”

With a little research into the gender clinics the bill funds, Santiago and the complaining Senators would have easily discovered that children, who identify as transgender are first given drugs to prevent puberty from occurring.

Next, they are given cross-sex hormone therapy, so their bodies start to imitate the look of the opposite sex. Both these drugs used together sterilizes most kids.

After these trans-drugs are given, surgeries are available: girls can get double mastectomies at 13 in California, and both sexes can receive full sex-change operations at 18, all “treatments” funded by AB 2218 grants.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/23/20 4:34 AM 
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August 23, 2020

        "The young adults who today gleefully tear down statues of the Founding Fathers were incubated in our very own schools, groomed to burst from the education system and burn America down."

https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/16/im-a-former-teacher-heres-how-your-children-are-getting-indoctrinated-by-leftist-ideology/

I’m a Former Teacher. Here’s How Your Children Are Getting Indoctrinated by Leftist Ideology.

Your children are being indoctrinated. The education system designed to teach them how to think critically has been weaponized by the radical left to push an anti-American agenda.

First is the propaganda. Teachers will assign work instilling the idea that the pillars of Western civilization were evil, and their memories deserve to be thrown in the trash.

Here’s an example. I was helping one of my elementary school students with a homework assignment about listing famous Britons throughout history. She already had some of the more obvious ones: Shakespeare, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth.

“Well, how about Winston Churchill?” I recommended.

“Oh no, not him,” she replied. “He was a racist and didn’t think women should have rights. He wasn’t a good guy.”

I was floored. It clearly wasn’t something she came up with on her own. She was just regurgitating propaganda her teacher had taught her. All sense of nuance and critical thinking about the man who saved Europe from the Nazis was gone. Churchill committed “wrongthink,” so in the bin he goes.

Another way the left propagandizes is through the normalization of its views and positions as nonpolitical.

The Black Lives Matter organization is a prime example of this. Many of my colleagues wore Black Lives Matter pins and apparel to school in blatant violation of school rules forbidding political statements on clothing.

When I asked for a justification of the behavior, I was told it wasn’t political to support the group, it was a matter of human rights. The children would see these pins and clothes and connect radical leftist groups with basic human dignity. “How dare you question Black Lives Matter? I was taught this is a matter of human rights!”

But it isn’t just a matter of actively teaching that America and the West are evil. Suppression of “wrongthink” is equally as important to the brainwashing process. The lessons I was allowed to teach also were censored.

I was preparing a lesson on Thanksgiving involving Pilgrims and American Indians, with an activity centered on making paper teepees for arts and crafts. Cue the progressive panic.

Other teachers at the school were incensed that a non-Indian was “appropriating” Native American culture for an activity. Of course, these teachers weren’t Indians either, they just wanted to virtue signal.

The whole thing culminated in a hilarious incident where my colleagues tracked down the one teacher on staff who was one-sixty-fourths Native American and asked her if it was cultural appropriation. In her esteemed authority, it most certainly was. The school administrators pulled me aside and promptly nixed the project.

The suppression extends to American religious values as well. I would try to engage my students with folk stories from around the globe to teach them world history and other cultures.

Story time went on without a hitch until I decided to tell stories from the Bible. Other teachers began to complain I was preaching Christian values to the children and attempting to convert them.

Keep in mind, this wasn’t a problem when I was sharing stories from other ancient cultures throughout history. Stories about ancient India and China were fine and encouraged as “sharing unheard voices.” After sharing the story of the Tower of Babel, I was told to switch back to non-Christian stories or face consequences.

The young adults who today gleefully tear down statues of the Founding Fathers were incubated in our very own schools, groomed to burst from the education system and burn America down.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/24/20 9:20 AM 
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August 24, 2020

       "Disney has previously made forays into including LGBT characters, such as the gay main character in a short Pixar film called "Out."

https://justthenews.com/nation/culture/disney-animated-childrens-program-reportedly-includes-companys-first-bisexual-lead

Disney animated children's program reportedly to showcase first bisexual lead character

The character is on a Disney Channel show called "The Owl House"

A character on a Disney Channel show called "The Owl House" is reportedly Disney's first bisexual lead character.

Series creator Dana Terrace wrote on Twitter that she identifies as bisexual.

"In dev I was very open about my intention to put queer kids in the main cast. I'm a horrible liar so sneaking it in would've been hard haha. When we were greenlit I was told by certain Disney leadership that I could NOT represent any form of bi or gay relationship on the Channel," she wrote in a tweet. "I'm bi! I want to write a bi character, dammit! Luckily my stubbornness paid off and now I am VERY supported by current Disney leadership," she said in another tweet.

Disney has previously made forays into including LGBT characters, such as the gay main character in a short Pixar film called "Out."

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon8/31/20 7:58 AM 
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August 31, 2020

       "The proudest moments of the federal judiciary have been when we affirm the burgeoning values of our bright youth, rather than preserve the prejudices of the past," the court said in the majority opinion, adding: "It is time to move forward."

        Roe v Wade was another of the proudest moments of the federal judiciary, where murdering the most vulnerable among us is cheered and applauded. The problem for many people, is that they will have to face judgment, and when that happens, God, the Creator and champion of the most vulnerable among us, will not be cheering or applauding.

https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/appeals-court-says-transgender-students-have-constitutional-right-use

Appeals court says transgender students have constitutional right to use bathroom of choice

An appeals court has ruled that the Constitution and federal law guarantee transgender students the right to use the bathroom of their choice, a decision that upholds earlier court decisions and could be headed to the Supreme Court. 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, ruled Wednesday that "equal protection and Title IX can protect transgender students from school bathroom policies that prohibit them from affirming their gender."

The case concerns that of Gavin Grimm, a biological female who now identifies as a male. 

Grimm, while a high school student, sued the Virginia's Gloucester County School Board over policies compelling students to use the bathrooms corresponding to their sex rather than their internal sense of "gender." 

The court had previously ruled in favor of Grimm, in 2016. The case was set to be heard before the Supreme Court but was remanded to a lower court after the Trump administration repealed guidance on transgender students originally passed by the Obama administration. 

The district court subsequently ruled in favor of Grimm, with the appeals court once again upholding that ruling this week. 

"The proudest moments of the federal judiciary have been when we affirm the burgeoning values of our bright youth, rather than preserve the prejudices of the past," the court said in the majority opinion, adding: "It is time to move forward."

Dissenting Judge Paul Niemeyer said Grimm "failed to state a claim on which relief can be granted."

"[J]udicial reasoning must not become an outcome-driven enterprise prompted by feelings of sympathy and personal views of the best policy," Niemeyer wrote, arguing that the high school, in permitting Grimm to use a separate private restroom, "comported with what both Title IX and the Equal Protection Clause require."

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member Icon9/6/20 8:28 AM 
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September 6, 2020

         "the current law, which states oral and anal sex between an adult within ten years of the age of a willing minor requires the adult to be registered as a sex offender, discriminates against LGBT individuals."

         LGBT should be discriminated against, so much so that they do not engage in those activities. Just ask God. I can give you chapters and verses if you like, and I can explain them to you. For an LGBT practitioner, it will not be pleasant when ultimately facing God.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/09/03/california-legislature-passes-bill-reduce-penalties-oral-anal-sex-willing-children/

California Legislature Passes Bill Reducing Penalties for Oral, Anal Sex with Willing Children

California lawmakers passed a bill Monday that would reduce penalties for adults who have oral or anal sex with a willing minor child if the sex offender is within ten years of the age of the victim.

The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).

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.

In January 2019, the San Francisco Examiner reported on the introduction of the bill by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D), who claimed the current law, which states oral and anal sex between an adult within ten years of the age of a willing minor requires the adult to be registered as a sex offender, discriminates against LGBT individuals.

The bill would put an end to “blatant discrimination against young LGBT people engaged in consensual activity,” Wiener said:

This bill is about treating everyone equally under the law. Discrimination against LGBT people is simply not the California way. These laws were put in place during a more conservative and anti-LGBT time in California’s history. They have ruined people’s lives and made it harder for them to get jobs, secure housing, and live productive lives. It is time we update these laws and treat everyone equally.

Currently in California, judges may decide whether adults who have “penile-vaginal intercourse” with minors close to their age must register as a sex offender.

Wiener said the current law targets LGBT individuals because they do not engage in penile-vaginal intercourse.

“This is such horrific homophobia,” Wiener said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s irrational, and it ruins people’s lives.”

The Chronicle‘s report stated that, in 1975, California decriminalized oral and anal sex between consenting adults, but adults who engaged in these practices with minors were treated as sex offenders.

 

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