Skip to comments.California Proposes Jail Time for Using the Wrong Pronoun for Transgenders
Posted on 08/17/2017 9:27:38 AM PDT by TigerClaws
California is on its way to passing a new law that makes it illegal to call transgender senior citizens a pronoun they don't like. For example, if an elderly person who was born male and lives in a long-term care facility wishes to be called "her" or "she," the workers there had better do it or face the consequences. The proposed law would even apply to Christian facilities.
SB 219, titled the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident's Bill of Rights," states, "It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to.... willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident's preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns." It imposes fines and jail time on any long-term care employee who refuses to use transgender pronouns. Fines for repeat offenders could be as high as $1,000 and a jail term of up to a year.
The bill will also mandate bathrooms and rooming situations be designated by gender identity and not biological sex. There are no exemptions for long term care facilities run by religious institutions who integrate their beliefs about gender into their policies and practices.
Critics of the law fought against it. California Family Council's Greg Burt testified before the California Assembly Judiciary Committee saying, "How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?" He added, "Compelled speech is not free speech. Can the government compel a newspaper to use certain pronouns that aren't even in the dictionary? Of course not, or is that coming next?"
"Those proposing this bill are saying, 'If you disagree with me about my view of gender, you are discriminating against me,'" Burt continued. "This is not tolerance. This is not love. This is not mutual respect. True tolerance tolerates people with different views. We need to treat each other with respect, but respect is a two-way street. It is not respectful to threaten people with punishment for having sincerely held beliefs that differ from your own."
Despite Burt's objections, the measure, which is sponsored by the group Equality California and authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener, sailed through committee without even one vote against it.
If this bill sounds familiar, perhaps it's because Canada's Senate overwhelmingly passed similar legislation last month. The Canadian transgender rights bill adds "gender expression" and "gender identity" to Canada's Human Rights Code and to the Criminal Code's hate crime section.
Critics argued the law is a threat to freedom of expression and legalizes false ideas about gender. They also worried that people who denied this gender theory could be charged with hate crimes, fined, jailed, and compelled to undergo anti-bias training.
No matter if one whacks off its pecker...
Oh, you mean LITERALLY... (shudder).
I would love to see this law passed.
Must be something in Sacramento’s water.
“The Left has got to go. Free people cannot coexist with this vermin.”
Agree 100%. But we are a dying breed. At least half of the country is happy to go down this path to tyranny, despotism and enslavement. Not sure what can turn it around at this point. Maybe, just maybe, a wholesale slaughter of whites?
“California can go f itself”
It is well into the process.
All I know is that we are on a path to a very nasty situation.
One way or another, there is going to be a conflict.
There is no way that I am going to surrender my Freedom to the stinking Left.
I am going to hand it back to God when I die. He entrusted me with it, He will have it back to give to the next Free Man.
But I ain’t gonna go easy.
say nothing ,just ignore them
The he/she/it has hit the fan.
In blatant defiance of a unshakable law: the First Amendment. They hate it. They act as if it doesn’t exist. The left is nothing but fascist dictators.
And even with the Democrats introducing a bill like this, they (along with the media) still have the audacity to say that Republicans want to “control” everyone!
I have tried to explain to some of my Liberal friends that except for a handful, MOST Constitutional Amendments since the 11th, have been a REMOVAL/REDUCTION of rights, disguised as “new rights”! The “equal protection rights” were a removal of our rights to association! The right to vote for your Senator was actually a removal of the rights of the State as the controller of Federal overreach, and so on, and so on!
Needless to say, they don’t understand that our own government has been removing our rights and dividing us more and more to ensure THEIR positions!
Transgenders have a very much higher percentage of suicide.
Offer them assistance.
Most of these older freaks see their real sex seeping through all of the cosmetic coverup as they age. Why pretend otherwise?
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