A California bill that passed the state assembly this week represents the most significant escalation yet in the LGBT lobby’s war on parental rights.
The bill, known as A.B 957, would classify a parents refusal to affirm their child ‘gender identity’ as abusive and would give preference to parents who do so in custodial arrangements.
Notorious pervert and California Democratic State Senator Scott Wiener co-authored the bill with a woman who’s child is transgender.
The bill is just the latest in a series of attacks on parental rights in left-leaning states after it was revealed that many school districts are allowing children to begin the gender transition process without parental knowledge or consent.
Conservative states have responded with their own legislation that bans so-called ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors.
In California, a parent’s refusal to affirm their child’s gender identity will now be considered on par with a parents’ history of drug and alcohol use, physical abuse, or neglect of a child.
“It’s not a giant leap–it’s a tiny step to get there,” said Friday. “We know exactly where they are going with it. I didn’t think the bill could get worse, but it got worse.” Said one Republican critic of the bill.
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A newly revised California bill would treat parents’ refusal to “affirm” their child’s gender identity as a violation of health, safety, and welfare in the context of custody disputes.
The bill, which has already passed the State Assembly, would require judges adjudicating such disputes over transgender-identifying children to favor the parent who “affirms” the child’s preferred identity. Earlier this week the authors released an updated version that specifically defines “the health, safety, and welfare” of a child to include “a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity”—a change that the bill’s opponents worry will open the door to non-affirmation being treated as abuse.
“When you say that gender affirmation is in the child’s best interest for health, safety, and welfare, it takes nothing to say [non-affirmation] is now abuse—because you’re not taking care of the health, safety, and welfare if you’re not affirming them,” said Erin Friday