California thinks gay child rape should be legal… and is weighing a controversial bill that would remove penalties from “consensual” sex between a grown man and a young boy.
Dubbed the “LGBTQ Young People Nondiscrimination in the Sex Offender Registry Act,” the bill would make it legal to have gay sex with a minor aged 14 to 17, so long as the adult was within 10 years of the child’s age.
That means it would be legal in California for a 24-year-old man to have sex with a prepubescent 14-year-old boy—and then claim that it was “consensual” sex and thus legally protected under California state law.
Right now, that illegal act would land the 24-year-old on a sex offender registry. Under the new law, a judge would decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not it was consensual sex or rape.
The bill is being pushed by radical Democratic State Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco, who has a long history of crazy pro-gay “civil rights” legislation. In 2017, he attracted international scorn for pushing a “pro-HIV” bill. Had that bill passed, knowingly transmitting HIV to a sexual partner would be downgraded to a misdemeanor, rather than a felony.
But, despite Wiener’s best efforts, he might run into similar roadblocks with his latest bill… due to widespread opposition even in his own party.
Last year, a similar bill–also introduced by Wiener–was struck down after even Democratic lawmakers expressed shock over the implications of legalizing child rape.
At the time, Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez summed up the opposition’s stance succinctly: “No sex between a 24- and 14-year-old is consensual.”