Why, oh why, do we make things so difficult?
I find myself puzzled by this law that Governor Newsom just signed into law: SB 145.
If the intent of the law is to address cases where two people are close in age, then why not make that clear, and address the 10 year age gap?
How is a 14 year old of any gender or sexual orientation supposed to give consent to someone that is 10 years their senior? And we, as a society, absolve them of accountability?
We need to fix this "oversight."
Suffice it to say, civic engagement is necessary for laws that reflect the will of the people.
Contact your elected representatives, and let them know how you feel about this. I certainly will.
Enough of this absurdity.
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