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California Can Now Jail People for Misusing Gender Pronouns

California gender pronounsCalifornia can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday.

The law’s effect is limited to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” can be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Health and Safety Code.

Known as the “LGBT Senior 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 bill’s author, state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, argues that religious views don’t hold weight in public areas.

“Everyone is entitled to their religious view,” Wiener 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.”

Wiener also released a statement thanking Brown for signing the bill.

“Our LGBT seniors built the modern LGBT community and led the fight for so many of the rights our community takes for granted today. It is our duty to make sure they can age with the dignity and respect they deserve,” Wiener wrote. “I want to thank Governor Brown for joining our coalition in supporting this bill, which will make a real difference in people’s lives. The LGBT Senior Bill of Rights is an important step in our fight to ensure all people are treated equally regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

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Rik

LGBT which means what? … Liberal Garbage Before Thinking? … CaliMexico is now going back to the Dark Ages where Lords and Queens decide what’s best for everyone such as: “Off with their heads!” … and they dare to call this “Progressive”??? … Even Karl Marx is rolling over in his grave!

Wylie

We are all Americans first, but Californians keep putting these idiots back in power. Problem is then they flee their stupidity! Move some where else to change it to mirror where they fled from. And then the cycle repeats it self.

John Arnreich

Any law that forces people against their personal choices, is counter to freedom of expression and choice. I therefor think such are illegal.

Wylie

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. Thomas Jefferson.

Joe

It will end up in the supreme court and they will lose to the first amendment .