LGBT rights as a precedent for pedophile rights
LGBT rights as a precedent for pedophile rights is often mentioned by socially conservative politicians.
- In 2011, Allen West wrote, "Using the same tactics used by gay rights activists, pedophiles have begun to seek similar status arguing their desire for children is a sexual orientation no different than heterosexual or homosexuals."
- In 2015, Texas City Council Member Don Zimmerman made comparisons between same-sex marriages and pedophilia.
- In 2015, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), a Republican presidential candidate, said that LGBT activists will try to legalize pedophilia.