CA Senate Passes Controversial Law Requiring Parents to Affirm Child's Gender Identity or Face Punishment

(Hayne Palmour IV/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

California’s controversial AB 957, which basically mandates that parents affirm their child’s gender identity or be punished, passed the state Senate Tuesday. 


The bill, titled the “Family law: gender identity” bill, passed California’s State Assembly on May 3, but radical state Senator Scott Wiener (D-SF) added an amendment on June 6 that would change the state’s standard of the well-being of a minor to “include a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity as part of the health, safety, and welfare of the child.” 

Now that it’s passed the Senate, the Assembly will need to agree to amendments the Senate attached, which the heavily Democratic legislative body assuredly will. Then it heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk, where he will almost certainly sign it since he’s emphasized polarizing gender politics during his tenure as the state’s top leader. 

The bill could potentially make you guilty of child abuse if you refuse to call your son “Jane” and buy him dresses. Authorities could take your kid away if you don’t bend the knee:

California courts would be given complete authority under Section 3011 of California’s Family Code to remove a child from his or her parents’ home if parents disapprove of LGBTQ+ ideology.

By changing the definition of what constitutes the “health, safety, and welfare of [a] child,” schools, churches, hospitals, and other organizations interacting with children would be required to affirm “gender transitions” in minors by default—or risk charges of child abuse.


We’ve reported on it previously:

Angry parents are lighting up X (formerly Twitter):

Full tweet:

Breaking: California Senate has PASSED #AB957, the most dangerous law facing California parents in decades, which will require parents to "affirm" the "gender transition" of any child--any age, any gender, every family, every time, social or medical transition, no limits--or else lose custody. AB957 ties "affirmation" (undefined) directly to the "health, safety, and welfare" of a child. Non-affirming parents will be deemed UNSAFE. Religious non-affirming parents will be deemed UNSAFE. 
@AsmDems @AsmRepublicans must stop AB957 in the Asm concurrence vote. This insanity will start out in the Family Code and will take over the rest of the codes like kudzu, choking out reason, science, judicial discretion, freedom.  It's vague, arbitrary, capricious, and unconstitutional. So incredibly disappointing to see attorney-legislators signing off on this.  #TeamReality @FLTJllp @ErinFriday75490
@laurapowellesq @OurDutyGrp @againstgrmrs


And it's not just parents who are upset:

The message that the single party that rules California keeps sending out is, "Parents, we hate you."



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