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Old 11-29-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Default California Rep. Jackie Speier Puts Forth Plan To Make 'Pedophiles' A Protected Class

I don't like this idea at all if this is true in the article. One thing that struck me from the article is that it said this:

'Pedophilia has already been granted protected status by the federal government in a way.'


I didn't know this. Is what the California congresswoman doing a smart agenda? I can't see pedophiles who prey on children being considered a 'Protected Class' of people. I believe there will be harsh opposition to this move. They need to define specifically what the language means in this bill.



Plan promotes protection for pedophiles

 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: An overtaxed suburb of NYC
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Protected Class. I'll go for that, but only if they have tracking chips inserted, aren't allowed to travel and they all have to live in California.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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Protected Class. I'll go for that, but only if they have tracking chips inserted, aren't allowed to travel and they all have to live in California.
I can agree with that. Keep them in a isolated area if they have been convicted of 'Child Molestation'.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Since when is pedophilia a sexual orientation? It is a mental disorder. Talk about misleading.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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They are saying that the language is so broad and generic that pedophiles "could" get themselves included and thus protected. If that's the case then so can rapists.

Valid concerns there. You don't want something so broad that sexual predators of any nature use that law to get themselves protected. They are NOT the ones needing protection.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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They are saying that the language is so broad and generic that pedophiles "could" get themselves included and thus protected.
No, they couldn't. "Pedophilia" is not a sexual orientation, despite the deranged insistence of WorldNutDaily to the contrary.

Can you point to even one instance of "pedophiles" finding themselves protected under anti-discimination laws that currently cover sexual orientation in any of the numerous jurisdictions where such laws exist?

No, you can't. So your premise -- like that of the OP -- is a lie.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Old Army Soldier View Post
I don't like this idea at all if this is true in the article. One thing that struck me from the article is that it said this:

'Pedophilia has already been granted protected status by the federal government in a way.'


I didn't know this. Is what the California congresswoman doing a smart agenda? I can't see pedophiles who prey on children being considered a 'Protected Class' of people. I believe there will be harsh opposition to this move. They need to define specifically what the language means in this bill.



Plan promotes protection for pedophiles
They are that is why we put them in prison for their own protection.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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I don't like this idea at all if this is true in the article.
Then you can rest easily. Almost nothing in the article is true.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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No, they couldn't. "Pedophilia" is not a sexual orientation, despite the deranged insistence of WorldNutDaily to the contrary.

Can you point to even one instance of "pedophiles" finding themselves protected under anti-discimination laws that currently cover sexual orientation in any of the numerous jurisdictions where such laws exist?

No, you can't. So your premise -- like that of the OP -- is a lie.
From that article..what if they claim that as their way to "getting better" ?

However, the term “sexual orientation” is not defined in either the California bill or Speier’s resolution.
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The resolution and SB 1172 define sexual orientation change efforts as attempts to change the “behavior” associated with a person’s sexual orientation.
 
Old 11-29-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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From that article:

However, the term “sexual orientation” is not defined in either the California bill or Speier’s resolution.
Can you point to even one instance of "pedophiles" finding themselves protected under anti-discimination laws that currently cover sexual orientation in any of the numerous jurisdictions where such laws exist?
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