If it would ever get designated a sexual orientation in America, there would be legal implications. In the Equal Opportunity 'disclaimer,' (I can't remember what this is actually called) it says you can't discriminate based on many factors--gender, race, nationality, age, etc.
It also now says 'sexual orientation.' In designating pederasty a sexual orientation, it confers a certain degree of legitimacy, which is why I think everyone would rightfully be up in arms about that. The legal implication is that if they ever designated pederasty as a sexual orientation, you would now not be allowed to refuse to hire or to rent to a pedophile.
So they have to register as sex offenders, but you can't refuse them a job or an apartment? Yeah, this would definitely have to be a hoax, even without checking it out.