California Bill to Curb Child Sex Trafficking Declared Unfair to LGBTQ

California Bill to Curb Child Sex Trafficking Declared Unfair to LGBTQ


A California bill that would increase penalties for child sex trafficking and the solicitation of sex from minors has received backlash from activists claiming it would unfairly affect the LGBTQ community.

Activists voiced concerns during a hearing of the Assembly Public Safety Committee last week that the bill, known as SB 1414, would “disproportionately impact marginalized communities,” such as those of black, brown, and LGBTQ individuals, according to CBS Austin.

“I’d like to acknowledge the survivors [of sex trafficking] here today and name that we all have the shared goal of protecting children from hard,” Isabella Borgeson, an outside policy fellow with the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights said.

RELATED: Activists Protest Child Sex Trafficking in Fort Worth

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