“In using [the term] sexual orientation, APA did not intend for it to be construed in the legal sense – as in a protected status under title IV and other legislation, but we learned that some may construe it that way,” a spokesperson who asked to remain anonymous told LifeSiteNews.com. “Therefore, we changed the word to 'interest' so that it would be clear that APA is speaking in medical terms, and is not commenting on legal status.”
Well sexual orientation is protected in a legal sense.
And "sexual orientation" if you remember from the 70s and 80s started out as "sexual preference".
The APA has consistently noted the diagnostic assessment criterion for pedophilia has not changed – the only formal change to pedophilia itself was the name of the disorder, which was changed to “pedophilia disorder.”
I can just see the boy-love lobby trying to beg the public for people's understanding for their disorder.