We’re inclined to ridicule California for their crazy policies, but given that the Democrat party is leaning dangerously close to nominating a communist it might behoove us to take California’s creeping fascism a bit more seriously.
There’s a never-ending river of refuse flowing from Sacramento into public policy and yet another unbelievable piece of legislation has been introduced recently. California is now considering a bill that would require retail stores to include a “gender neutral” section.
This bill would require a retail department store with 500 or more employees to maintain undivided areas of its sales floor where, if it sells childcare articles, children’s clothing, or toys, all childcare items, all clothing for children, or all toys, regardless of whether a particular item has traditionally been marketed for either girls or for boys, shall be displayed. Beginning on January 1, 2023, the bill would make a retail department store that fails to correct a violation of these provisions within 30 days of receiving written notice of the violation from the Attorney General liable for a civil penalty of $1,000, as provided.
Let’s run this down. In California the gig economy is now basically illegal, putting a million people out of work overnight(thanks to AB5 and Lorena Gonzalez), homelessness is rampant, drug addicts shoot up in parks and playgrounds with their state-provided syringes, the streets are filled with feces and urine, gang violence is skyrocketing, crime is skyrocketing, thieves can steal up to $950/day without fear of prosecution, illegal immigration is soaring even as taxpaying citizens find themselves out of work and taxed to death, children as young as kindergarten are forced to learn about masturbation and transgender issues as a part of the new hotly contested sex ed curriculum, and the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles are now dealing with the return of medieval diseases thanks to a record surge in rat populations.
There are no solutions on the table for any of those other very pressing messes, but the California legislature thinks an important area in which to direct our tax dollars and law enforcement is against retailers who structure their stores according to what customers want and will buy.
Who’s problem is this solving?
No one’s. This is a solution in search of a sponsor, just like nearly every other piece of California legislation handed down in the last 30 years.