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California law would punish parents who don't affirm gender choice of their children
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California law would punish parents who don't affirm gender choice of their children

An amendment to a proposed law in California would make a child's gender choice part of their welfare and punish parents who don't affirm those decisions.

The amendment was added to California A.B. 957, which has already passed the State Assembly and will go to the Senate.

The bill defines the "health, safety and welfare of the child" to include "a parent's affirmation of the child's gender identity" as it pertains to the determination of child custody and visitation in contested legal proceedings.

Critics say the amendment would allow left-wing legislators the opportunity to expand gender-identity rights to all children, regardless of the wishes of their parents.

"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 attorney Erin Friday of the parental rights group Our Duty.

The California Family Council called on residents to contact their state senators to demand they vote against the bill.

"There are numerous religions that believe gender and sex are binary and based solely on a child’s biology. There is no way parents with these beliefs can affirm a child’s chosen gender identity, if it differs from their biology, without violating their religious faith," read a statement from the group.

"In short, this bill enables the state to take gender-confused children from their parents, if those parents want to raise their children to believe in the gender binary or that biology determines gender or sex," they added.

California has taken the lead on legislation meant to implement the LGBTQ agenda. In 2021, the state was the first to mandate that large stores have "gender neutral" toy aisles or face financial penalties. That law is scheduled to go into force in 2024.

"It's not a giant leap–it's a tiny step to get there," Friday said about the new transgender law. "We know exactly where they are going with it. I didn't think the bill could get worse, but it got worse."

Here's more about the transgender agenda:

Trans Lawmaker Compares Puberty to TORTURE; Gets SCOLDED for Vicious Rhetoricwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.