Monday, August 28, 2017

California Could Start Jailing People Who Don’t Use Transgender Pronouns

A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun.

The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code.

The state senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously and the General Assembly held its first hearing on the legislation Wednesday.

Experts argue it is “pretty unlikely that, if this law is enacted, such prohibitions would be limited just to this [nursing home] scenario,” UCLA First Amendment scholar Eugene Volokh told National Review. Volokh speculates that lawmakers chose to apply the bill to nursing homes not because there is an overabundance
of transgender seniors in the state, but because the demographic group is likely to garner sympathy.



ScienceABC123 said...

Translation: "You WILL support our abnormal behavior or you will go to jail, bigot!"

Bird of Paradise said...

Now if the fools at ESPN can fire a asian man becuase his last Name is Lee then what about California Demacrat Shela J Lee and then there's the Late Bruce Lee as well

Anonymous said...

Except ESPN didn't fire a man named Lee, BoP. They simply reassigned him to another game this weekend.

Your ignorance is astounding.

Bird of Paradise said...

Look who's talking about Ignorance you brain is so small if it was put on the edge of a raizor it would look like a pea rolling down a four lane highway

Anonymous said...


As usual, when ignorant people are confronted with their ignorance, they double down and start to spew forth even more ignorance.

Get and education and then get out of your mother's cellar.

Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 8:47 Your face should be on all wanted posters with the words WANTED FOR BEING A DWEEB

Anonymous said...


There ya go. Keep proving that you are just another ignorant liberal trying to run the world from your mother's basement.

Does she still make you pizza rolls?

Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 1:10 with their walnut brain a turkey and a ant is far more intelligent

Anonymous said...


You make such funny yet decidedly sad statements.

For example, "with their walnut brain a turkey and a ant is far more intelligent"

We won't get into subject and verb agreement that kids in second grade have learned because you never got that far. We forgive you for butchering the English language.

The interesting thing is that you believe an ant has a brain the size of a walnut. If you got out of your mother's basement you'd know that isn't true, but yet here you are exposing not only your massive ignorance in the written word and have branched out into exposing your ignorance in entomology.

Even worse, you started this name calling because you wrote a post that was factually wrong. Instead of being an adult and saying "sorry, I made a mistake," like the immature person you are you lashed out hoping that no one would notice your continued ignorance in all subjects and areas.

Go to school. Get an education. Move out of your mother's basement. Make your own pizza bagels.