In a highly contentious move, the California State Assembly has approved a bill, AB 957, which mandates judges in child custody cases to consider whether a parent has affirmed their child’s belief that they identify as transgender. Here’s the whole story.
Mandatory Gender Affirmation
Originally, AB 957 proposed that courts handling custody cases should check whether each parent affirmed the gender identity of the child in question.
However, an amendment in June escalated the requirements, ordering that parents must affirm their child’s gender identity to be considered fit for ensuring “the health, safety, and welfare of the child” within a court of law.
The tech entrepreneur, Elon Musk, decried the bill as a deceptive measure, writing, “This bill is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. What it actually means is that if you disagree with the other parent about sterilizing your child, you lose custody. Utter madness!”
Horrors Faced by Detransitioners
Chloe Cole, a gender de-transitioner who underwent gender-altering treatment at the age of 13, testified about the potential dangers of such procedures for minors before the House Judiciary.
She condemned the bill, saying, “This issue is wildly unpopular, yet the Cali Gov pushes forward with more and more radical policies.”
She also highlighted efforts by organizations like Protect Kids CA to introduce ballot measures aimed at preventing the sterilization of minors in California.
Others argue that AB 957 threatens to create a situation where parents are coerced into affirming a child’s Trans identity or risk losing custody.
They view this as an overreach of state authority into deeply personal family matters.
Mary Margaret Olohan, a senior reporter at the Daily Signal, said, “Time for families to get out of California.”
Tony Kinnett, another Daily Signal employee, wrote, “‘Affirm your child’s mental illness or we’ll rip them from your home,’ is a horrifically evil threat… …and it’s about to become the law in California.”
At Rock Bottom
Commentator James Lindsay raised alarm by suggesting that “leftists will take your children.”
Michael Seifert, CEO of Public Square, shared his dismay at the direction California is taking, saying, “This is legislated evil. California is determined to discover rock bottom. I’m so glad we left that state; I don’t even recognize my former home anymore.”
In defense of the bill, California State Rep. Lori Wilson, who introduced it along with State Sen. Scott Wiener, said, “Parents affirm their children. Typically, it happens when their gender identity matches their biological gender. But when it doesn’t, the affirmation starts to wane… Our duty as parents is to affirm our children.”
Family Court Corruption
Several social media users expressed their thoughts on the incident.
One user wrote, “If this isn’t a sign that we are living the book of Revelation in real-time, I don’t know what is.”
Another user added, “There’s already massive family court corruption in CA. It’s about to get much, much worse”
A third user commented, “There’s no reason to sugarcoat this. These people are demonic child abusers, and they must be defeated at all costs.”
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Source: Fox News