Skip to comments.California Could Start Jailing People Who Donít Use Transgender Pronouns
Posted on 08/27/2017 4:36:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender persons preferred pronoun.
The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who willfully and repeatedly refuse to use a transgender residents preferred name or pronouns could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code. The state senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously and the General Assembly held its first hearing on the legislation Wednesday.
How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others? Greg Burt of the California Family Council testified in July. 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.
Titled the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents Bill of Rights, the legislation also requires nursing homes and care facilities to allow residents to use the bathroom of their choice, regardless of biological sex. The bills author, state Sen. Scott Weiner, argues that religious views dont hold weight in public areas.
Everyone is entitled to their religious view, Weiner said. But when you enter the public space, when you are running an institution, you are in a workplace, you are in a civil setting, and you have to follow the law.
Experts argue it is pretty unlikely that, if this law is enacted, such prohibitions would be limited just to this [nursing home] scenario, UCLA First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh told National Review. Volokh speculates that lawmakers chose to apply the bill to nursing homes not because there is an overabundance of transgender seniors in the state, but because the demographic group is likely to garner sympathy.
The bill is one of several pieces of gender discrimination legislation moving through Californias Congress this summer. The body is also considering mandatory transgender training programs for companies that have more than 50 employees, CBS Sacramento reported.
While that legislation doesnt punish those who refuse to use gender identity pronouns, it does affirm the right to transgender people to be called what they wish.
Both bills await decision in the Assembly.
“It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.”
How do you like them pronouns?
you’ll be able to time the life of this one with a stopwatch — after it gets past the 9th circuit, and into some (relatively) same court.
Now are you ready to leave?
I can see it now. An octogenarian army veteran in a nursing home calls a male nurse dressing as a female a “sir” and he gets carted away to prison where authorities will spend five times as much keeping him alive to see his court day until the judge laughs it silly and throws out the case. The RATS are now throwing your grandparents off a cliff—just as they accuse the other party of doing. Insane lawmakers are now seeing their inane laws biting them in the ass.
It’s absurd and patently un-Constitutional.
... So, let me get this right... in the Republic of Kalifornia people no longer have the right to call a boy a boy and a girl a girl?
Wow. Calexit can’t happen soon enough. Sorry for those of you who are misfortunate enough to live there.
So everybody is gonna have to wear nametags, or violate the lew!
What can I do for you today, comrade?
calexit? the sane states should enforce calexpel. the only thing in that miserable state that’s worth keeping is the Dodgers. And Taylor Swift.
I hope this crap passes, and someone is arrested and convicted of this “crime.” It’ll be slapped down in record time by the USS, at which point massive Section 1983 suit will be launched against every state and local official who was involved in any way, for “deprivation of civil rights under color of law.”
Please let it happen soon, so that snowflake melting can commence.
If I lived in California, and had that job, I'd purposefully break that law and try to get arrested, so I could have standing to challenge it in court.
Wouldn’t pass the Supreme Court. Homofascists can GTH.
calexit? the sane states should enforce calexpel. the only thing in that miserable state thats worth keeping is the Dodgers. And Taylor Swift.
And our host! :-)
The Politically Correct Police are now the “Personal Pronoun Nazis.”
lol, it’s the other way around - it only applies to employees.
“Now are you ready to leave?”
Its very amusing watching democrats sign their own death warrants.
Have your lawyer bring in a dozen or so times of the judge using he or she as evidence.
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