“Gavin Newsom has signed San Francisco state Senator Scott Wiener’s bill to decriminalize adult men having sex with boys after all opponents to the bill were smeared by the media and Wiener himself as ‘homophobic’ and ‘anti-Semitic.’
From Breitbart, ‘Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Reducing Penalties for Sodomy with Minors’:
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) signed a controversial bill into law Friday that will give judges greater discretion to decide whether adults who commit sodomy with minors should be placed on California’s sex offender registry.
The bill, which passed the Democrat-led legislature last week, created a firestorm as proponents said its main purpose was to end discrimination against LGBT adults who have oral and anal sex with minors who claim to be consenting to the sexual activity.
State Sen. Scott Wiener (D), who introduced the legislation, said in a statement on social media the new law would put an end to ‘blatant discrimination against young LGBT people engaged in consensual activity.’
‘It’s appalling that in 2020, California continues to discriminate against LGBTQ people, by mandating that LGBTQ young people be placed on the sex offender registry in situations where straight people aren’t required to be placed on the registry,’ Wiener said.
‘The bill squeaked through the Legislature on the last night of session, passing the 80-member Assembly on a bare minimum 41-18 vote before it was approved 23-10 in the 40-member Senate,’ the San Francisco Chronicle reported earlier this month. ‘Several members raised objections to a policy that they argued condoned mistreatment of minors.’
The vote was straight down party lines…”
There are times as a Senator when I take great pride in my votes & actions. While I am disgusted by this legislation, I was proud to stand with my Senate Republican colleagues on behalf of families, parents, & children to vote against #SB145 & to help #SaveOurChildren.#CALeg pic.twitter.com/tgl3hggnM0
— Senator Shannon Grove (@ShannonGroveCA) September 2, 2020″