California Bill: Not Confirming Child’s Gender Identity Equals Child Abuse

California is poised to take another giant step towards totalitarianism with a recent amendment to a bill in the state legislature. If one or more parents or guardians of minor children do not confirm the child’s “gender identity,” it will be considered child abuse by the state.

This explosive amendment changes Section 3011 of the California Family Code, which concerns child custody disputes.

Failure to affirm the minor’s “gender identity” would violate the child’s health, safety, and welfare. And that, according to California law, is equivalent to child abuse.

Democratic assemblywoman Lori Wilson of Suisun City, a co-sponsor of AB 957, defended the dystopian measure as one that does not enact a major change.

According to her spokesperson, “It’s not saying [affirmation] is the most important factor or determining factor. It’s one of many factors that the judge should consider while working out a custody agreement.”

It was also asserted that the measure is in the child’s best interest. Wilson added that “we should be affirming our children in every possible way.”

Critics rightly charge the controversial bill could result in revoked custody merely over the state determining that a home does not uphold LGBT ideals.

The bill originally passed in the State Assembly on May 3, but a last-minute amendment was pushed through on June 6 by Wilson and state Senator Scott Wiener, a San Francisco Democrat. The measure would give California authority to remove children from households over “affirmation.”

The change also applies to schools, churches, and other organizations. They would now be required to affirm gender identity or face state repercussions.

Nicole Peterson of Facts Law Truth Justice told the Daily Signal that the proposed law is “horrifying” and a dire warning for parents across the nation.

She said that if a parent or guardian is “unwilling or simply not ready to affirm their seven-year-old’s new identity,” at a time when they switch from Spongebob to Batman or Dora, “they can be found guilty of child abuse.”

Erin Friday, a San Francisco attorney, told the Washington Free Beacon that this law could open the floodgates for similar measures that push boundaries even further. “It’s not a giant leap — it’s a tiny step to get there.”

The law is so ambiguous that it does not specify age ranges, how the law would be enforced, or in what situations. In another measure supported by Weiner, foster parents would be required to “affirm” the identities of children who identify as “transgender.”

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