I see there is some controversy regarding hate crimes legislation (again).
Some people are forwarding the intellectual fraud that somehow "pedophila" is considered a "sexual orientation" and protected under hate crimes laws. This comes from right wing idiots like Sean Hannitywho twist truths to create fictions to scare the unformed and feeble minded.
The problem it appears, is people need to know how LAWYERS TALK. Supposedly Rep. King out of the great state of Iowa wanted verbiage in HR 1913 to exclude pedophiles as a protected class and the Democrats voted his motion down. If this is in fact what happened, there is a legal reason why it happened.
If you exclude pedophilia as a “protected class in sexual orientation” it is to first presuppose that pedophilia IS a sexual orientation which you are choosing to exclude. Pedophilia is NOT a sexual orientation and thereby cannot be excluded as a sexual orientation PEDOPHILIA IS A CRIME not a SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Say it with me people: “PEDOPHILIA IS A CRIME not a SEXUAL ORIENTATION” to exclude it from being a protected sexual orientation would define this HEINOUS CRIME as a SEXUAL ORIENTATION. Do we follow along people? Or do I have to suggest the next TNT or USA Network Law and Order marathon to the Sean Hannity fan club so that we can all at least get an idea on how legal language works? Just saying... AMENDED to add: "Sexual Orientation has a FEDERAL DEFINITION you can find HEREWhich reads:
And I quote:
“Nothing in this section creates a cause of action or a right to bring an action, including an action based on discrimination due to sexual orientation. As used in this section, the term ‘sexual orientation’ means consensual homosexuality or heterosexuality. This subsection does not limit any existing cause of action or right to bring an action, including any action under the administrative Procedure Act or the All Writs Act [5 USCS §§ 551 et seq. or 28 USCS § 1651
Again: “the term ‘sexual orientation’ means consensual homosexuality or heterosexuality”
Operative word: “CONSENUSAL”, minors CANNOT consent