Tuesday, April 24, 2018

California Moves to Ban Anti-LGBT Books

More sneaky than burning them, I guess.  It's contrary to both arms of the 1st Amendment so will not fly

The California State Assembly is expected to vote on a bill that would effectively muzzle orthodox Christian teaching on sexuality, banning books and counseling presenting the Christian views that gender identity should conform with biological sex and that sexual activity is reserved for marriage between a man and a woman.

Assembly Bill 2943 (A.B. 2943) would amend the Consumer Legal Remedies Act to ban as "unfair or deceptive acts or practices ... the sale or lease of goods or services" that promote "sexual orientation change efforts." If enacted, this law would enable any LGBT person to object to any good or service promising freedom from unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria (the persistent condition of identifying with a gender opposite your birth sex) as "fraudulent."

The Consumer Legal Remedies Act, passed in 1970, banned unfair commercial practices in order to protect consumers who had been duped or misled. As A.B. 2943 explains, "Existing law authorizes any consumer who suffers damages as a result of these unlawful practices to bring an action against that person to recover damages, among other things."

The new bill would add "sexual orientation change efforts" to the list of banned practices. A.B. 2943 defines these efforts as "any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex."

This over-broad definition smuggles transgender identity into the "sexual orientation change efforts" by including "gender expressions."



Bird of Paradise said...

California on its way to become a 3rd World way of living the worst standards the lowest means of living and idiotic regulations Moonbeam and entire cabinet need to go

Anonymous said...

Somebody help me out here.... under this purported law, what keeps a fifty-year-old math teacher from 'expressing his/her/it identity' with a 16-year-old cheerleader? I mean, age, sex, gender, race are all subject to a spectrum of identities free for the choosing over breakfast these days.

Best quote I've heard: you can criticize heterosexuality all you want to but you dare not speak against homosexuality.

You know the old canard: homosexuality is genetic but gender isn't. Welcome to modern liberalism.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't this law extend to movies/television/magazines that seek to portray homosexuality or bi-sexuality as normal behaviour, so that heterosexual people consider experimentation?

Stan B said...

This "law" would be unconstitutional on so many levels that it will not survive it's first challenge (outside the 9th Circus Court of Appeals).

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Moonbeam Brown need to get 80 years in prison and Nowsom as a a cell mate

Anonymous said...

Don't "any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation" include hormone replacement therapy, to "change" a man into a woman? Surely they are not saying that is banned? So, to paraphrase George Orwell, it appears that "some changes are more equal than others"!