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Assemblywoman Lori Wilson (D-Suisun City), at Sen. Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo: senate.ca.gov)

CA Senate Passes Bill to Charge Parents With ‘Child Abuse’ for not Affirming Transgenderism in Custody Cases

A 7-year old child has a vivid imagination, believes in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny, and still watches cartoons

By Katy Grimes, September 6, 2023 10:28 pm

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. This bill just passed the Senate Tuesday.

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.

But even more disturbing, bizarre, and ironic, in the State of California where the policy of California public schools is to keep “gender” information hidden from parents, how could a divorcing parent even know if they are affirming their child’s “gender identity?”

“Affirming a child’s identity about gender is in their best interest,” Assemblywoman Wilson said in a hearing June 9th. Wilson also notes that if you the parent reject your child’s chosen gender, “you are rejecting that child.”

As we reported in June:

“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.

As we reported in June, 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.

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?

In California, Marxist lawmakers are trying to remove your children from your home under the pretense of state law.

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25 thoughts on “CA Senate Passes Bill to Charge Parents With ‘Child Abuse’ for not Affirming Transgenderism in Custody Cases

  1. AB-957 Family law: gender identity.(2023-2024)
    Bill Votes
    Senate Floor
    Ayes Count
    Noes Count
    NVR Count
    Assembly 3rd Reading AB957 Wilson et al. By Umberg
    Allen, Archuleta, Ashby, Atkins, Becker, Blakespear, Bradford, Caballero, Cortese, Dodd, Durazo, Eggman, Glazer, Gonzalez, Laird, Limón, McGuire, Menjivar, Min, Newman, Padilla, Portantino, Roth, Rubio, Skinner, Smallwood-Cuevas, Stern, Umberg, Wahab, Wiener
    Alvarado-Gil, Dahle, Grove, Jones, Nguyen, Niello, Ochoa Bogh, Seyarto, Wilk

    1. Showandtell, it’s almost as if the Democrats are intentionally forcing reasonable people to move themselves and their children out of California. I guess that’s one way to monopolize the electorate.

      1. Yes, Fed Up, I agree with you, that is definitely part of the deadly fallout of passage of a horror-movie bill like this one. Of course, we’re kidding ourselves if we think this outrage won’t go farther than California.

        Can you imagine the torturous angst of a parent — one who is actually trying to PROTECT his child — forced to stand by helpless while the most precious and loved person in his life undergoes each stage of a “gender transition”? It’s not merely “social gender transition,” it’s toxic life-changing puberty blockers, cross-sex hormone injections, and finally mutilation of genitals and unnecessary removal of healthy breasts? When the minor child finally comes to their senses (which the vast majority do if LEFT ALONE to go through this “phase”), what has been done to them cannot be reversed, causes serious and life-long health issues, and maybe even worst of all, the affected individual is in limbo, neither fish nor fowl, and unable to move on with a normal life? Many people understandably don’t want to hear this because it’s too awful to take in, but it’s true, and THIS is what has ALWAYS caused whatever suicidal ideation and suicidal action that may occur, not what people like Scott Wiener assert, that failure to AFFIRM the new gender results in suicide.

        We need to blast out on social media and elsewhere that this horrible bill, AB 957, actually PASSED the legislature. It needs to bounce around and go viral to every corner of not only California but the U.S. Most people simply DO NOT KNOW the unbelievable stuff that is actually going on in our mega-Dem-Marxist majority legislature.

        1. Showandtell, if not being able to transition your body into something your mentally disturbed mind believes it should be increases the likelihood of suicide, then why hasn’t Senator Wiener checked himself out?

          1. Fed Up – If you’re pointing out the guy is a LIAR, he is that for sure. But one could also argue that he is exactly what he wants to be: A bottom-sucking, cynical state senator who has completely ignored the huge and ever-growing problems of his own constituents in the district he represents as he makes horrible law for everyone else in the state, all while stuffing his pockets with “special interest” donor cash.

      2. The people of California have voted these people into office as their “Representatives” – best way to deal with the issue is to vote them OUT – Democrats only respect one thing, and that is the vote.

  2. I’m astonished at the ever increasing depravity of California. Apparently there’s big money to be made in the medical profession by mutilating the bodies of confused children. Josef Mengele must be smiling in his grave. The same with Ilse Koch.

    1. It’s not California that is depraved, it’s the criminal Democrat cabal that has almost complete control of the state after years of stealing elections who is depraved.

  3. Does this legislature ever consider the U.S. constitution before passing their boneheaded laws? Has
    Rob Bonta taken a look-see, and offered his opinion, such as it is? Any reasonable attorney would have told them:
    “No you bumbling twits. You don’t get to criminalize people for what they believe or profess, and you don’t get to force people to say what you demand them to say. Get acquainted with the g.d. first amendment you stinking turds.”
    I suspect that even our slimy Governor isn’t stupid enough to sign this one into law, but in a State that constantly braces the insane, you never know.

  4. It’s not surprising that San Francisco Democrat Sen. Scott Wiener who looks like a creepy groomer co-authored Assembly Bill 957 with Democrat Assemblywoman Lori Wilson from Suisun City? It’s also not surprising that bill was passed by Senate Democrats on Tuesday? How many of Assemblywoman Lori Wilson’s constituents in District 11 requested that she push this trans legislation? Probably very few? Maybe Assemblywoman Lori Wilson’s deep-state Democrat masters chose her to co-author Assembly Bill 957 with creepy Sen. Scott Wiener as pay back for installing her into the legislature? There might be another reason?

    According to an article in The Bay Area Reporter dated March 30, 2022, it appears that Democrat Assemblywoman Lori Wilson and her husband, Chavares, are the parents of a “transgender son” who is now in college. While Wilson was mayor of Suisun City, she had installed a rainbow flag display inside the building near the entrance. She pledged to be “a very strong ally” to the LGBTQ community as a member of the legislature. It appears that Democrat Assemblywoman Lori Wilson is aggressively pushing the radical trans mutilation agenda legislation whether her District 11 constituents like it or not? She’s a typical authoritarian, totalitarian and dictatorial Democrat who completely lacks any ethics?

    1. Can only agree. Don’t forget she is also in the area of the huge Flannery land purchase. Wonder if there is a connection too.

  5. A very sad disturbing day for parental rights. The government demands to coparent. Once again it is all about power and control.
    Who better for the tyrannical government to partner with than the highly, disturbed, transbullies!
    Makes you wonder who is using who here! The transbullies think they won today but again it is the tyrannical legislatures pushed by weirdo, Senator Scott Wiener(no friend of the family unit). If they cannot scare parents to transition their child they will legislate it. An abuse of power!
    If Ms. Wilson wants to affirm her own child fine, but leave the rest of the parents alone!
    This I hope will be contested in the courts and thrown out on a Constitutional basis.
    All I can say to those who voted for this, you are sick people! The same people that want to kill babies!

  6. This is not a win for the trans lobby. They cannot have the children. Parents will withdraw their children from public school at the first hint of this. That’s why Bonta wants to keep everything secret. Unless they have also fixed the vote, parents will not vote for these clowns.

  7. Spare the rod and you get rotten children, like those who hold public office in the state of cali-4-nia. Raised to believe self above all, do to others before they do to you. Can’t wait to see the lawsuits coming out of this legislation, if it passes the house. Just how ‘woke’ can you become before your head explodes?

  8. The diversity of political regimes is morally acceptable, provided they serve the legitimate good of the communities that adopt them. Regimes whose nature is contrary to the natural law, to the public order, and to the fundamental rights of persons cannot achieve the common good of the nations on which they have been imposed. Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner but must act for the common good as a “moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility”. A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence. Authority is exercised legitimately only when it seeks the common good of the group concerned and if it employs morally licit means to attain it. If rulers were to enact unjust laws or take measures contrary to the moral order, such arrangements would not be binding in conscience. In such a case, “authority breaks down completely and results in shameful abuse.” “It is preferable that each power be balanced by other powers and by other spheres of responsibility which keep it within proper bounds. This is the principle of the ‘rule of law,’ in which the law is sovereign and not the arbitrary will of men, women or trans.”

    1. On what grounds are they declaring the parent unfit?because that’s exactly what they are doing. The only entity that can do that is the courts,what about women’s rights?you have just declared mom’s unfit.

  9. I saw that my state senator, Melissa Hurtado, failed to vote on this bill. I am livid and called her office to register my complaint. Of course, no one was “available” to speak with me, so I left a scathing message. Usurping parental rights is outrageous, but what else can we expect of the Communists in Sacramento?

  10. This is why I am running for State Assembly 18 against Mia Bonta. We need new leadership. We need to unite around my campaign and others across the state who share our values and make sure we not only get elected, but build a movement among the citizens of state. Join my campaign, and let us unite. The future for our nation and all mankind is at stake. Mindy Pechenuk, Republican candidate for California State Assembly 18, I am running against the Bonta Dynasty and what they stand for!

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