(SNews) – Democrats in Minnesota have introduced a new bill that seeks to make pedophiles a protected legal class in the state.
State representatives introduced legislation this week that would end the exclusion of pedophilia from legal protections of sexual orientation in state law.
The bill was co-authored by Democrat legislator Leigh Finke, a biological man who claims to be a transgender “woman.”
Last month, Finke won USA Today’s “Women of the Year” award alongside Michelle Obama.
The state’s existing anti-discrimination law excludes sexual attraction to children from legally protected sexual orientations.
However, the Democrats’ bill, HF 1655, would remove that exclusion.
The bill describes itself as “removing certain sections in the human rights act that allow for discrimination based on sexual orientation.”
The phrase “‘sexual orientation’ does not include a physical or sexual attachment to children by an adult” would be struck from the legal definition of sexual orientation if the bill passes.
In Minnesota, sexual orientation is a protected legal class in areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, public service, educational institutions, credit, and business discrimination.
The legislation also creates a legal definition for gender identity.
It inaccurately specifies that gender may not match one’s biological sex and may not be visible to others.
Finke, who is listed first among the bill’s authors, is transgender and frequently speaks out against legal restrictions on child sex changes.
In response to blowback against the bill, Finke fired back in a statement on Twitter.
“The past 36 hours in this job have been the most difficult so far,” Finke wrote.
“I’ve been confronted, called the worst things possible, threatened with murder.
“The volume has been greater than at any point.
“All for a lie told about a small bill that changes nothing about sexual orientation.
“So much cruelty. For what? For a one-minute floor debate on a 2 line amendment that received a unanimous vote.
“Literally. No. Controversy. Folks could have listened, but they didn’t want to.
“They instead used the opportunity to amplify the hatred of trans people.”
So much cruelty. For what? For a one minute floor debate on a 2 line amendment that received a unanimous vote. Literally. No. Controversy. Folks could have listened, but they didn’t want to. They instead used the opportunity to amplify the hatred of trans people.
— Leigh Finke (@leighfinke) April 27, 2023
This bill comes amid a growing push for society to begin accepting pedophiles.
As Slay News previously reported, it recently emerged that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has invested tens of millions of dollars into a radical nongovernmental organization (NGO) that is pushing for young children to be considered “sexual beings.”
The organization, which claims that children are “born sexual” and lobbies for children under 10 years of age to be taught about “commercial sex work,” has received over $80 million from Gates.
The NGO wields significant influence on global sex education and comprises 120 independent organizations in over 146 countries.