SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law that would give judges a say on whether to list someone as a sex offender for having oral or anal sex with a minor.
The bill — touted as bringing legal equality to LGBTQ defendants — was signed Friday.
Currently, judges can decide whether to put someone on the sex offender registry only if the case involved a man having voluntary vaginal intercourse.
The measure expands that discretion to cases involving oral or anal sex.