No, this isn’t some dystopian future. It’s almost here. Nicole Pearson of Facts Law Truth Justice explains how — if California Governor Gavin Newsom signs this bill — you could lose custody of your child simply by “not affirming” their chosen gender.
What can YOU do?
Call Governor Newsom’s Office 916-445-2841
For reference — AB 957, as amended, Wilson. Family law: gender identity.
Existing law governs the determination of child custody and visitation in contested proceedings and requires the court, for purposes of deciding custody, to determine the best interests of the child based on certain factors, including, among other things, the health, safety, and welfare of the child.
This bill, for purposes of this provision, would include a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity as part of the health, safety, and welfare of the child.
(a) In making a determination of the best interests of the child in a proceeding described in Section 3021, the court shall, among any other factors it finds relevant and consistent with Section 3020, consider all of the following:
(1) (A) The health, safety, and welfare of the child.(B) As used in this paragraph, the health, safety, and welfare of the child includes a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity.
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