New California Law Makes It A Crime To Not Call A Transgender Person By Their Preferred Pronoun

A new California law makes it illegal to not call a transgender person by their preferred pronoun.

A new California law makes it illegal to not call a transgender person by their preferred pronoun.

Law Also Makes It Illegal To Ask For ID When Transgender Person Chooses Which Restroom To Use

California signed a new law last week that could have health care workers ending up in jail if they choose not to address transgender patients by their preferred pronouns.

Senate Bill 219 was signed into law Oct. 4 states that it is unlawful to “willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.” The crime is defined as a misdemeanor.

The bill is designed to protect transgender and LGBT individuals in hospitals, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities and retirement homes from discrimination.

The bill also includes language about allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their preferred gender. It also stipulates that when rooms are assigned by gender, transgender patients would be assigned a room based on their preferred identity.

The law would make it illegal for someone to ask for identification if a transgender person wants to use a bathroom not consistent with their biological gender.

People who violate the law could face a fine not to exceed $1,000 or be sent to the county jail for not longer than one year, according to Breitbart News.

State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who introduced the bill to the California Senate in August, said that people would not be criminally prosecuted despite the law’s wording.

“It’s just more scare tactics by people who oppose all LGBT civil rights and protections,” he said in a statement last month, according to Breitbart News.

Wiener’s office claimed that the law does not add new criminal provisions but instead creates “new rights within an existing structure.”

Greg Burt of the California Family Council said the bill was a violation of free speech.

“How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?” Burt told the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in August,  according to CBN News.

  • KEYSTONELIGHT

    So what’s a pronoun, you mean like homo, lesi, q u eer, f ag….Those are all pronouns, aren’t they.?

    • Ihatehighestcommondemoninator

      And all accurate I might add… 😉

  • Beetlebailey

    I can’t imagine how this might also violate our Constitution…Way to go California. Way to focus on crap that doesn’t matter while your state literally burns around you and you have no money with which to do anything else.

    • KEYSTONELIGHT

      I would like to see the state of california, land of the fairies, liberals and freaks just break off and sink into the Pacific Ocean….Then we would only have 57, I mean 56 States….!

      • Christina James

        When were more states created?

        • KEYSTONELIGHT

          ohbumer did…He visited all 57 States, least that’s what he said and I’m more than confident that he was telling the truth…He always did before….Yawn..!

        • Der Marm

          That was Obama’s most positive, note-worthy contribution to America……..

      • Christina James

        The United States of America. The District of Columbia is a federal district, not a state. Many lists include DC and Puerto Rico, which makes for 52 “states and other jurisdictions”.

      • ProUSAProGOD

        If I didn’t still have family there, I would agree with you that CA, land of the fruits and nuts, should sink into the ocean. That would certainly take care of Hollyweird, hopefully all the Demoncrat politicians, and the city of Sodom.

        • KEYSTONELIGHT

          Well, we can leave the part that your Family’s in intact……!

          • ProUSAProGOD

            They would be on an island, with the rest of the state washed away! 😄

          • KEYSTONELIGHT

            We could name it after your relatives and call it the west coast version of the east coast, Florida Keys….!

          • ProUSAProGOD

            That could work!

  • Joe Maxon

    for crying out loud.. for making a mistake or just being impolite? Just be polite. not that hard

  • John Baker

    CA. if Ef-ED up…

  • Jessica Renick

    In other states pedos have. The main stream media just won’t tell the public because it does not fit there narrative.

  • Delphinus13

    This clearly does violate the First Amendment. The first time someone is incarcerated under this law, I see this case going to the Supreme Court and getting overturned.

  • GRComments

    So, I can’t ask someone what’s going on if I see a creepy guy following a girl into a restroom because even if it’s a pedophile, it can claim some sort of immunity? Remind me to never visit California.

    • KEYSTONELIGHT

      Just a reminder…Don’t visit California……..☺.!

  • Der Marm

    Looney Tunes………

  • Brownknight

    They get to call us anything they want. We are not a “protected class”. Is it consistant that they enact this and yet one can still use the “N” word to insult someone? Hmmmm. Apparently not as considerate as they thought. Nobody in the legislature gave a damn about the chinks, whops and Jews. Of course the racists will have something to jump into the fray with now. Nanny-state opening the door on a can of worms. This type of legislation is repressive. Maybe they should just include everyone and prohibit people of acting like “A-Holes in Public” .

  • ProUSAProGOD

    Me too, Hannibal! Well, almost 20 years for me. I gave up on CA when they elected Jerry Brown again.

  • Wl Avendano

    ..well this is bullshit!..

  • SB

    Wow. So glad I moved from that hell hole.

  • ProUSAProGOD

    Unfortunately, the Demoncrat base of supporters is in the big cities, which overrules the smaller but more numerous Republican areas, so they were able to get Brown back into power. Where I live now, the state is predominately Republican (by county), but just ONE county and ONE city overrule all the rest of our votes.

  • Barry Emmons

    What the fuck is in the water out there? It causes severe brain damage for sure!

  • Ihatehighestcommondemoninator
  • Ihatehighestcommondemoninator

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b59e01ef5140191d29ae74f2cbda349501320db1b20b3854e3f5cd04f8a4eb26.jpg
    BYE BYE CALIFORNIA, TIME TO GO NOW! SECEDE AND TAKE YOUR LIBERALS, GAYS, FREAKS, ACTORS, NFL PLAYERS AND ILLEGALS WITH YOU!

  • Ronnie Lee

    How about FREAK ??? That’s MY preferred pronoun.

  • ListenHereShitHead

    Leave to these flakes in California to fuck up the United States… they have a pretty good running start at it already. I think I would like to decide which pronoun I call them. My list is short, just one: Hey, Asshole. I wonder if the illegal criminal immigrants they harbor in their newly legislated Sanctuary State status will call them their “chosen pronoun” right before they violate their “chosen pronoun hole”…? Since California doesn’t want a wall between them and Mexico, I would be very ok with Trump’s new wall – that will be built – to take a hard right north on the southwestern border of Arizona, seal that hell-hole of a state off, and force their secession form the United States of America. We’ll just call it Tijuana Majora!