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Labeling sex offenders’ passports is overkill (Editorial)

Say you slept with your girlfriend when you were a senior in high school and she was a freshman. That’s enough to get you labeled a sex offender in some states. Or say you streaked across the football stadium buck naked in college, or urinated outside when you were drunk, or clicked on the photo of a naked 17-year-old.

Strange as it may seem, all these “crimes” have the same punishment in the end: After serving time, doing probation and/or paying a fine, the people who committed them get on the sex-offender registry. And now, if the US House of Representatives approves an amended bill that the Senate passed just before Christmas, those citizens will have the words “Sex Offender” branded on their passport. Full Article

Lenore Skenazy is the author of the web blog Free-Range Kids. She was a speaker at the 2014 RSOL Conference in Dallas.

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  1. David

    A voice of reason and an ally in our fight for fairness and freedom! Thank God for Lenore Skenazy’s Op/Eds!

  2. PK

    I’m reading in the article that: “And now, if the US House of Representatives approves an amended bill that the Senate passed just before Christmas”.

    Was this a mis-print? Or has this Ammended Bill just passed the House?

    • Janice Bellucci

      Please note the word “IF” before the US House of Representatives approves an amended bill that the Senate passed just before Christmas”. This has NOT happened. And with our continued pressure, it won’t happen.

  3. G4Change

    As always, Lenore hits it out of the ballpark with this Op-Ed. This country’s leaders have a screw loose. There must be lead in the pipes on Capitol Hill.

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