When the law was passed in California, Republicans did attempt to add an amendment specifying that pedophilia is not covered as an orientation, but the Democrats defeated the amendment. What the Democrats either failed to realize or didn’t care about was that, by labeling pedophilia a sexual orientation, discrimination laws apply and pedophiles cannot be barred from jobs such as teaching preschool based solely on their pedophilia.
The law does not specifically mention pedophilia, but according to Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, “This language is so broad and vague, it could arguably include all forms of sexual orientation, including pedophilia. It’s not just the orientation that is protected – the conduct associated with the orientation is protected as well.”
There was an injunction granted against the legislation and it appears that a date for arguments in court has not yet been set. Whether this law survives or not is yet to be determined. Whether it does or not the fact remains that California Democrats have acted to protect child molesters and could end up providing them with protection from discrimination. At least one Congressional Democrat wants to do likewise on the federal level. This is absolutely disgusting but also not the least bit surprising.