Skip to Content

Scott Wiener and friends

Jail time for gender pronoun offenders in California

Health care workers in California who fail to use the “preferred [gender] name or pronouns” could face jail time under a newly signed state law.

Published: October 10, 2017, 9:32 am

    Read more

    Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, who sponsored the bill, denied that offenders are to be criminally prosecuted for using the wrong pronoun.

    “It’s just more scare tactics by people who oppose all LGBT civil rights and protections,” he said in a statement last month, but the California legislator calling for jail time for caregivers refusing to us preferred names of transgender residents

    But the language in the bill allows for jail time to protect transgender and other LGBT individuals in hospitals, retirement homes and assisted living facilities.

    The clearly law states that a violator could be punished by a fine “not to exceed one thousand dollars” or “by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed one year,” or both.

    The bill was voted to “accommodate transgender people and their needs, including letting them decide which gender-specific bathroom they prefer to use” Fox News reported.

    “It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to take any of the following actions wholly or partially on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status,” the bill states.

    The unlawful actions include “willfully and repeatedly” failing to address a transgender correctly after he or she is “clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns”.

    Wiener’s office claims the law “does not create any new criminal provisions,” but instead creates “new rights within an existing structure”.

    California Family Council’s Greg Burt, slammed the bill even in the early stages. “How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?” he told the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in August, according to CBN News.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Americas

    Trump tweets on South African land grab and genocide of white farmers

    President Donald Trump's tweet about South Africa's land grab policy and farm murders, made global news today.

    Cancer-linked weedkiller found in almost all US children’s cereal

    American breakfast foods aimed at children contain a cancer-linked herbicide. Called Roundup by Monsanto, the weedkiller has been found in 43 products including granola, snack bars and Cheerios.

    Antifa attack on NBC reporter in Charlottesville censored

    NBC News has completely ignored the significant event of their own reporter and news crew being attacked in the streets of Charlottesville by Antifa marchers on Saturday.

    Internet censorship intensifies against conservatives

    Silicon Valley's political censorship of conservatives continues to intensify as accounts linked to the Ron Paul Institute were suspended by Twitter in addition to Tommy Robinson and his supporters being banned by Instagram.

    Portland police charge Antifa at Patriot Prayer rally

    PortlandDuring a conservative Patriot Prayer in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, marchers were attacked by Antifa supporters who had been openly mobilising for violence against a lawful rally. Then police moved in.

    Bombshell: US intelligence aided Russian criminal to funnel funds to Hillary

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Hillary Clinton of conducting criminal activities in his country because she accepted more than $400 million from nefarious sources.

    Antifa attacks Christian Patriot Prayer rally in Oregon

    PortlandA peaceful public prayer meeting scheduled in the US city of Portland, Oregon on Saturday afternoon ended with violence against a conservative prayer group. Commentators have called it a "low-level civil war".

    Trump to expose anti-Russian Mueller’s role in 9/11 cover-up

    WashingtonPresident Trump is going after former FBI director Robert Mueller by exposing his role in helping to cover-up Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11.

    Congresswoman incites violence against Trump officials

    WashingtonThe US Department of Homeland Security has noted a "sharp increase in the overall number of general threats" directed towards their employees over President Trump's immigration policy after Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters decided to pour gasoline on a race fire.

    ‘Migrant child crisis’ in US a fabrication based on lies

    The mainstream media in the US has fabricated a "migrant child crisis" to stop President Donald Trump from erecting a wall on the country's southern border. And its not based on factual information.

    Go to archive