Under California’s Assembly Bill 957 by Assemblywoman Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City), a parent could lose custody for not “affirming” or agreeing to a child’s claims about gender identity.
The bill, co-authored by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would require judges adjudicating such disputes over transgender-identifying children to favor the parent who “affirms” the child’s preferred identity, the Free Beacon reported.
Apparently Senator Wiener is not satisfied eroding parental rights with his bill to allow children as young as age 12 to take the COVID-19 vaccine without parental consent. Or his bill relaxing the penalties for having “non-forcible sodomy, oral copulation, and sexual penetration with a minor.” Or his bill to remove the felony penalty for knowingly exposing another person to HIV.
Following viral footage showing children attending a drag show at Mister Misster, a gay bar in Texas in 2022, Sen. Wiener proposed on Twitter “Offering Drag Queen 101 as part of the K-12 curriculum. Attending Drag Queen Story Time will satisfy the requirement,” he said.
It’s really not that funny when you put all of this damning legislation together and see that Sen. Wiener does not believe much in parenting.
As California attorney Laura Powell posted on Twitter, “here, the bill author defends this bill, using an example of a 7-year-old who announces their gender doesn’t match their sex.”
Under California's AB957, a parent could lose custody for not "affirming" whatever their child believes about their gender. Here, the bill author defends this bill, using an example of a 7-year-old who announces their gender doesn't match their sex.pic.twitter.com/5iLP0H7Rb6
— Laura Powell (@LauraPowellEsq) June 9, 2023
“Affirming a child’s identity about gender is in their best interest,” Assemblywoman Wilson said.
Wilson then uses the example of a 7-year old believing they are not the biological gender in which they were born, and should be able to decide their gender, and you as the parent should allow this “affirming” through “care.”
“Affirming” and “care” are the delicate sounding words leftists use to describe the gender transformation process of puberty blockers and sexual organ removal or creation. Puberty blockers, given to convicted pedophiles in prison, are also known as “chemical castration;” there’s no going back.
Assemblywoman Wilson tells the legislative committee that the child should always be affirmed. She also tells the committee she has a trans child she “affirmed.”
A 7-year old child has a vivid imagination, believes in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, and still watches cartoons. Giving that child chemical castration through drugs, or even buying into the opposite gender claims, is child abuse. Like many girls, I was a tomboy, played sports with the boys, climbed trees and got in fights. But I also had a Barbie Dream House and liked to sew my own Barbie clothes. I grew out of the tomboy phase, stopped getting in fights and put away the baseball cap about the same time I gave my Barbie Dream House to the little girl down the street. It was a phase.
Wilson also notes that if you the parent reject your child’s chosen gender, “you are rejecting that child.”
Do you feel as if you fell through the rabbit hole and are stuck in Alice’s Wonderland?
“This bill clarifies that a family court, when determining the best interest of the child in a proceeding to determine custody or visitation for a child, shall consider, as part of the consideration of the health, safety, and welfare of the child, a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity,” the 06/09/23- Senate Judiciary bill analysis says.
So imagine a child of parents going through a contentious divorce, feeling confused, responsible for the breakup, and wanting the parents to get back together, announces that she is really a he. Under Wilson’s and Wiener’s bill, the parents must drop everything and provide “gender affirming care.”
We hear stories daily from teachers who report that school-aged kids’ claims of being trans are mostly jumping on the trans bandwagon. It’s an attention-getter. Suddenly they are more popular, in a freaky way, can dress oddly, and get more attention.
To understand the motive behind this radical legislation, the list of sponsors speaks volumes:
This bill is sponsored by the California State PTA, the California TGI Policy Alliance, the EmpowerTHEM Collective, Equality California, Gender Justice Los Angeles, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, TransFamily Support Services, TransYouth Liberation, and the Women’s Foundation of California, and is supported by the California Faculty Association, the California Youth Empowerment Network.
This bill is opposed by Bridge Network, the California Parents Union, California’s Legislative Voice, Carlsbad C2O, the Silicon Valley Association of American Women, Stand Up Sacramento County, and 14 individuals.
Senator Scott Wiener, who is not a parent, added in the mandatory “affirming” language to AB 957.
Once again, the California Legislature is trampling all over parental rights, rather than doing the jobs they were elected to do – govern and public policy. Parenting isn’t listed in the California Legislature’s legislative process. And these hair-brained bills should be summarily rejected by other lawmakers.
According to the bill’s author:
AB 957 would clarify that affirming a child’s gender identity is in the best interest of the child for purposes of child custody and visitation decisions, increasing the likelihood that a gender affirming parent is given legal custody and authority to make important decisions about the child’s medical care and education.
More Bill analysis:
“This bill simply clarifies that family courts, when making determinations about a child’s best interest in a custody or visitation proceeding, must consider a parent’s acceptance of a child’s gender identity as a component of the child’s overall health, safety, and welfare.”
Prior to Sen. Wiener’s amendments, AB 957 required courts to consider whether a child’s parents were “gender-affirming” in custody cases. Wiener’s amendment completely rewrites California’s standard of child care and allows the courts to be able to accept reports of gender “abuse” from progressive activist organizations—as long as they claim to provide “services to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence,” the Daily Signal reports.
Just a little conflict-of-interest from “progressive activist organizations—as long as they claim to provide “services to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.”
“AB 957 post-amendment ‘would include a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity as part of the health, safety, and welfare of the child,’ altering the definition and application of the entire California Family Code.”
In simple language, “In California, your kids are not your kids.”
Nicole Pearson, founder of the Facts Law Truth Justice law firm and civil rights advocacy group, condemned AB 957’s unconstitutionality in an interview with The Daily Signal:
This bill makes law that failure to affirm your child’s identity is child abuse. This will be a final, legal determination without any evidence in support, or a hearing with notice or the opportunity to be heard. Assemblywoman Wilson and Senator Scott Wiener are not doctors. They can’t make this determination for every single child aged 0 to 17 in the state and, yet, that is exactly what they’re trying to do here.
If a parent or guardian is unwilling or simply not ready to affirm their 7-year-old’s new identity—as they transition from Spongebob to Batman to Dora the Explorer—they can be found guilty of child abuse under AB-957 if it passes into law.
This is a horrifying bill for children, and for parents and guardians not just in California, but across the country. Gavin Newsom is gunning for president in 2028. If he signs this bill into law, here, it will be headed to every state if he wins.
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