Could some Californians face a YEAR IN JAIL and a $1000 fine simply for using the wrong gender pronoun?

With the signing of Senate Bill 219 into law this week, California’s protections for those who reject the gender they are born reached a new, extreme level.

On its face, the bill appeared to be general “rights of residents” legislation meant to protect patients in long-term care facilities or old-folks homes.

Paragraph four of the bill, however, includes provisions to “enact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents’ Bill of Rights. It would make it 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 … [HIV] status or willfully and repeatedly failing to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns, or denying admission to a long-term care facility, transferring or refusing to transfer a resident within a facility or to another facility, or discharging or evicting a resident from a facility.”

In other words, California has criminalized the act of referring to a “he” as a “she”, or vice versa. One could also reasonably argue that ‘it’ should not be disallowed as a pronoun of choice–‘it’ being a third-person singular neuter pronoun.

The bill was sponsored by State Sen. Scott Weiner, an openly gay Democrat who successfully sponsored similar legislation as a Supervisor in San Francisco in 2015. Last year Wiener succeeded another gay activist, Sen. Mark Leno, in representing the so-called “gay” Mecca in Sacramento.

Under the new law, which takes effect January 1, males and females are allowed to room together, share shower facilities, and employees can be punished criminally for refusing to assist a man’s tranny-fantasy by dressing him in women’s panties, bras, and jewelry.

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