State bill would charge any parent who doesn’t affirm transgenderism with ‘child abuse’


from WND:

Also puts ‘schools, churches, hospitals’ at risk of criminal counts

recently amended California bill would add “affirming” the sexual transition of a child to the state’s standard for parental responsibility and child welfare—making any parent who doesn’t affirm transgenderism for their child guilty of abuse under California state law.

AB-957 passed California’s State Assembly on May 3, but a cosponsor amended it after hours in California’s State Senate on June 6.


Assemblymember Lori Wilson, D-Suisun City, wrote the bill, and introduced it on February 14. Senator Scott Weiner, D-San Francisco, cosponsored it. Wilson’s child identifies as transgender.

Originally, 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.

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.

California courts would be given complete authority under Section 3011 of California’s Family Code to remove a child from his or her parents’ home if parents disapprove of LGBTQ+ ideology.

By changing the definition of what constitutes the “health, safety, and welfare of [a] child,” schools, churches, hospitals, and other organizations interacting with children would be required to affirm “gender transitions” in minors by default—or risk charges of child abuse.

AB-957 could also expand which organizations provide “evidence” of gender “nonaffirmation” to California’s courts.

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